It’s another cozy start with the clouds this Friday. The Wind Advisory will expire shortly, but gusts could persist throughout today roaring as much as 45mph. The bulk of the rain is about to move out too, but not before having dumped a substantial 2.3” on us. Trails are sure to be a slog today with creeks riding high. We’re still sitting above the freezing mark, with a high temp yesterday of 48° and a low of 36°. US 441 (Newfound Gap Rd) remains open to traffic. The fun weather isn’t done with us yet, though, as temps will begin to plummet in the coming hours. The thermometer will drop into the teens by tonight and wind chills could have it feeling subzero around the lodge. Even some flurries could fly as the last of the clouds and precip linger. Don’t be surprised if some of the park roads get temporary closed later for safety reasons, at least until the skies clear for what should be a gloriously sunny weekend. So today will probably be spent indoors baking, reading, and observing from the sheltered and comfy confines. Then we can plan for some tantalizing outdoor exploration to happen tomorrow.