CLEVELAND - There are only 10 days until the official start of summer. With all the cold, wet days in Cleveland it seems like a mystery where all the warm sunny weather is hiding.
The rain clouds have cleared from the Cleveland sky, at least for now.
"I just want the rain to stop and I'd like summer to start so we can get outside more," said a shopper at the Tremont Farm Market.
The city pool at Lincoln Park is full of water and waiting for swimmers. There's not much splashing at Halloran Park. The pool needs a few more inches of water and the lifeguards.
Grills sit unused. The beach at the new Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Park is raked and clean, but empty.
No lines and no waiting at the ice cream shop. The Honey Hut Ice Cream stand at Edgewater looks the same.
"It's been pretty slow with the bad weather. I was supposed to work yesterday, but we closed early. On the hot, sunny days we do pretty well down here, but the weather definitely affects our business," said Grace Kroeger, manager at Honey Hut.
If you look closely there are clues to summer's return, like getting the jet skis ready, an occasional sail boat and people fishing on the break wall. Then there's Jason Russo, putting his boat in the water for the first time.
"It's a brand new boat, I'm going to take it out get some perch, looking forward to tubing, skiing and having a good time this summer out on lake Erie," Russo said.
"I want to get out swim in a pool, or get in the sun," said another shopper in Tremont.
The good news is the Cleveland city pools open this Saturday at noon.
According to Power of Five Meteorologist Mark Johnson, summer officially returns a week from this Friday on June 21 at 1:04 a.m.