We’ve got another day lined up where it’s a roll of the dice to determine just when and where scattered thunderstorms will strike. Yesterday was another day spent in and out of clouds, with thunder rumbling near and far. The summit managed to avoid the rain most of the day until some light showers met their mark toward the evening. A couple cracks of lightning even hit the mountain, close enough to make one leap out of their rocking chair. Today will be much in the same, with clouds, sun, and storms all dancing their Cliff Tops tango. Some come prepped for beautiful sunshine and a soaking deluge. Heat indeces of 90-100° are still expected down below, so that means we’ll easily tap the 70s this afternoon. Currently waking up in the upper 50s. Despite the stormy atmospheric conditions the winds are to remain light. We’re of course watching Tropical Storm Fred in the Caribbean as it makes its way toward the lower 48. Too soon to know just what it’ll do as it relates to the Smokies.