Another day of sunshine you say? We’ll take it! Viewing layers upon layers of endless mountains in the distance is just a sight that never gets old with such superb conditions. Visitors will get treated to one more day just like it before the skies start to sour later tonight. Temps once again today will range from the 40s to 50s at the lodge, in which an extra layer might only be necessary for the shaded places. The ebb and flow of winds the mountain has endured this past week will continue, with some of the higher gusts near 40mph set for this evening. And with them will come the slashing rains expected to last throughout Veterans Day. Despite prior predictions, the forecast now indicates that we shouldn’t have to worry about any snow or ice tomorrow thankfully. Mt. LeConte is no stranger to the early gales of November, but we’re fine with leaving the freezing rain and hurricane west winds to Superior on this day. Once we get through tomorrow, we’ll be spoiled with another fabulous weekend of weather, so expect the Smokies leaf-peeping crowds to return once more. About all the color that’s left on the trees is relegated to the lowest elevations. Our mountain is primed and ready for winter with its blanket of grey and green.