Another gorgeous sunrise greets guests high above East Tennessee this fine Thursday morning. We had ourselves a superbly sunny day yesterday and are expecting a repeat performance again today. Temps overnight dipped down into the 20s, so folks will have to contend with chilly conditions until the sun gains some altitude. Once it does, we should enjoy high temps in the 40s later this afternoon. Speaking of repeat performances, the start to this coming weekend looks wet and windy much like the previous. Clouds will increase during the night and welcome back the rain, thunderstorms, and blustery conditions on Friday. The skies could remain sour deep into Saturday afternoon. No wind advisories have been issued just yet, but early indications are that gusts could tap 65mph late Friday into Saturday. Temps should remain mild throughout, but then dip below freezing again come Sunday after this nasty front blows through. So have all the necessary gear handy for as safe and enjoyable a hike as possible this weekend, and have those alternative options ready in case the NPS feels the need to temporarily close US 441.