Good Afternoon, It’s been a pleasant Friday thus far under a mix of sun and clouds, but little speckles are popping up on the radar across the region. There is the potential for brief rain showers this afternoon and evening. Hopefully none produce the heavy rain and lightning like was witnessed yesterday afternoon. Several lightning strikes zapped the Boulevard ridge and liquid precip fell hard and fast causing some creeks down below to swell rapidly. The forecast for Saturday looks similar to what’s on tap for today. Temps will reach the mid 60s this afternoon and could be a little warmer for Saturday in the upper 60s. The major holiday might be behind us, but it’s still early in summer 2023, so expect the Smokies to be bustling with visitors this weekend and get to those trailheads early. Have a great rest of the day.