Starting the week off in a thick soupy cloud. Conditions are considerably calm and decently warm, already in the upper 50s for breakfast this morning. Temps should ascend into the upper 60s for this afternoon. This blanket of clouds ought to lift as they day progresses and see the return of some glorious sunshine. There is a slight chance for thunderstorm development this afternoon, so have that rain shell handy just in case one decides to pass over our mountain. It could get a little breezy tonight, calling for gusts near 20mph. Otherwise the rest of the work week looks pretty stellar for rambles in the woods. It was a nice change of scenery to have sunshine yesterday after such a long stint of constant clouds and rain. Last night’s sunset was that much more appreciated. Even though we were under the stars, there was an impressive lightning show that could be seen to the northeast. Not an unusual sight when summer arrives in the Smokies.