The NPS will be closing Newfound Gap Road (US 441) at 6:30 PM this evening in advance of the Winter Weather Advisory. The mixture of rain and snow with cooling temperatures will create hazardous conditions along roadways and area trails. Several inches of snow are expected along the higher elevations this evening and into Monday. Please use caution.
Things up top have been thawing over the last twelve hours, and so our winter wonderland has quickly turned into a slushy slip and slide situation. Yesterday's high temp ended up at 34 degrees, with a low of 26. Any rainfall we've seen since late last night and through this morning has been light and intermittent. The rain is expected to persist through the rest of the day before changing over to snow this evening. Conditions on the roads and trails may become hazardous in a hurry come Monday morning. When the accumulation is all said and done we may have gained a few more inches of the fluffy stuff.