Some patchy fog at all elevations greets the early risers this Tuesday, but otherwise the skies are mostly open and the sun should help keep it that way. After some cooler temps across the south, recent precip, and a change in the winds, the air across the Smokies is significantly clearer than it had been this past week. Temps are going to start warming up gradually throughout the week, with the lodge looking to tap 60° this afternoon. The extended forecast will be more typical of one we’re quite familiar with during the summer time, with that slight chance of a pop-up rain shower or storm late in the day. So don’t be fooled by the early morning sunshine and forget to pack that rain jacket or umbrella.