After a cooler finish to the weekend, building warmth will move into Seattle through midweek.
The warmup begins on Monday as highs move into the mid-70s with mostly sunny and pleasant conditions.
July will start off warm, as highs on Tuesday will be in the mid-80s, which is about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year.
Seasonable temperatures will return on Thursday and for the Fourth of July holiday on Friday.
Highs both days will be in the low 70s, and while Thursday could see a shower in spots, wet weather will remain clear of the area for the holiday.
Overnight lows will hover in the 50s throughout the week.
Early indications suggest that the first tropical system of 2015 could spin up off the southern Atlantic Coast of the United States later this week.
After a cooler-than-normal summer 2014, the Northeast can anticipate more 90-degree days. Meanwhile, drought conditions will expand in the West.
Parts of this week will feel more like summer across the Midwest and Northeast with the warmest days of 2015 set to unfold.
Thunderstorms are set to return to the Plains for the first week of May following a relatively quiet end to April.
Very warm Saharan air will spread across southern Europe through much of this week.
Monroe, LA (1989)
Severe hailstorm (hail as big as oranges) damaged thousands of cars.
El Campo, TX (1991)
Winds gust to 105 mph during a severe thunderstorm.
Prudhoe Bay, AK (1992)
Low temperature of minus 19 -- all-time May low temperature for area.