The June solstice, when summer arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, is coming up on Thursday, June 21. For the Northern Hemisphere, this solstice marks the longest day of the year.
Early dawns. Long days. Late sunsets. Short nights. The sun is at its height each day as it crosses the sky. Meanwhile, south of the equator, winter begins.
Spring will bid goodbye by providing a couple of 80-degree days before the mercury climbs back into the high 90s and gets stuck there.