"When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest," wrote Ernest Hemingway in "A Moveable Feast."

It's hard not to be affected by the drama of everyday weather. But if we pin happiness on the state of the atmosphere floating overhead, we're setting ourselves up to be disappointed on a regular basis.

Spring has been cool and wet, but it can always be worse. Denver just picked up 3.4 inches of snow, the most May snow since 1975.

Instability showers linger today, but the sun should be out most of Thursday, before the next slug of southern moisture delivers rainy splatter Thursday night through midday Friday.

Holiday weekend weather looks a little better than average, especially Sunday and Memorial Day. Cooler air may set off evening clouds and a shower Up North on Saturday; otherwise, sunshine should be the rule, with highs in the low 70s. I've never been happier to see "average" temperatures on a seven-day outlook. No hot fronts are brewing; shorts remain optional.