The clouds are already in position to begin this Saturday. It’s going to be another active afternoon among the skies as temps rise and storms build across East Tennessee. When the lodge wakes up to temps close to 60° you know it’s going to be a humid day on the mountain. We should have no problem getting up to the 70s later. Once again, whichever storm cells hit the their mark have the potential to produce heavy rain, gusty winds, and even hail. Events like this could even cause creeks to swell rapidly, so use caution on trails without footbridges over certain drainages. The air quality may not be as clear during the summer months, but the heat and moisture help to build massive clouds that contribute to impressive scenes from the mountain top. Especially if an onlooker catches an opening during either sunrise or sunset.