Yesterday’s weather made for a turbulent Tuesday across a East Tennessee, as conditions tap-danced between sun, clouds, wind, and rain. The large puffy clouds that dot the sky this time of year are always impressive, and equally daunting when they roll up on you. The potential for afternoon storms today is there, but not nearly as much as yesterday. Best to come prepared for some rain anyways. Temps should continue to hang out in the 50s and lower 60s.
The Dwarf Rhododendron have started to bloom en masse from below Inspiration Point to above Alum Cave Bluffs. They produce a sweet, almost cinnamon-like fragrance that absolutely fills the air where hikers pass by. Something folks will get to enjoy for the next several weeks as the blooming bushes continue to put on a show ascending the slopes.