It’s going to be another hot and hazy day across the Smokies this Tuesday that marks exactly three months left in the lodge season. Temps are already in the upper 50s for the breakfast rollout and the summit is expected to surpass 70° this afternoon. Despite the soupy haze, there is sunshine filling the sky that should be present much of the day. There is a slight chance for some thunderstorm development later on. Air movement should remain relatively calm but any breeze in these late summer conditions ought to feel delightful.
This is the last week of maintenance happening along the Spur, specifically the southbound section between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. So delays could be possible with the single lane closures if you are approaching the Smokies from that direction. And we’re still waiting on an exact timeline for the work happening along US 441 (Newfound Gap Rd) that will directly affect available parking at the Alum Cave trailhead.
Have a great day.