Skies are a mix of sun and clouds as we wake up to the last Wednesday in May. This should be the norm for today, although there is a slight chance for a light afternoon shower. Temps will be similar to yesterday, which felt great in the sunshine but still cool in the clouds, with a high near 60°. Overnight lows continue to hang out in the 40s. The greenery is getting thick in the lowlands now and just about filled in atop the Smokies’ highest peaks. And the colorful blooms of flowers and shrubs are creeping up the slopes as well. The famous Catawba Rhododendron that line Alum Cave Trail are really putting on a show at Inspiration Point now, and will keep appearing higher up over the coming weeks. Even the wildlife are sharing in the spring season’s sense of renewal, with junco nests up and down the mountain full of new hatchlings.