Summer is the Pacific Northwest has been delayed by a huge ridge in the middle of the country. It's keeping us in a pattern of below average temperatures and above average rainfall. Kathie Dello with the Oregon Climate Service says there is hope for summer though. “We will see summer. The outlook from NOAA has us at equal chances for above or below average temperature for the next three months. So it’s a roll of the dice, but summer always happens in the northwest, even if it starts a little late.” Dello says the ridge that's keeping us locked into the cool pattern may not move out for at least the next week.