The sun is shining and the birds are chirping to begin this Tuesday atop our island in the sky. Conditions across the Smokies this morning should remain fairly decent until rain and pop-up thunderstorm chances increase for this afternoon. It doesn’t appear as though the waning Tropical Depression Danny is going to pose much of a threat to us as it peters out to the south. Temps are currently in the mid 50s and we expect to get into the mid 60s later today. Winds will remain light during the day but could ramp up this evening, gusting up to 20mph. The forecast for Wednesday looks very similar to today. Going to be another hot and humid day in the lower elevations, so sounds like a visit to the lodge is the perfect way to beat the heat.