If you are looking for warmth and sunshine in the woodlands, best be getting after it today because it’s going to get real interesting beginning tonight. Partly sunny skies will be commonplace across the mountains the first half of today, but once we near supper time the clouds will thicken and the first rain chances arrive. Wind speeds will also be increasing as the day progresses, climaxing during a Wind Advisory set to take place from 7:00 PM tonight through 1:00 PM Friday. Gusts of 60mph are expected this high up. Breezy conditions will be a constant presence from now into Sunday. With the fast approaching Tropical Storm Nicole, a few inches of rain are forecast to fall from late tonight into early Saturday. Veterans Day will see the brunt of it lasting all day long. The storm’s track along with a cold front’s timing will play an important role in determining if plummeting temps and lingering precip will witness rain transition to snow showers on Saturday before skies clear. The entire weekend is set to be a cold one, with wind chills driving temps down into the single digits. Trails will undoubtedly be a wet and slippery mess during and after the storm, so definitely bring the traction devices for safe stepping this weekend. Layers for staying warm and dry are absolutely essential. Too often we see unprepared hikers reach the summit after a soaking wet ascent in a cold and miserable state because they didn’t have the sense to come prepared or turn around. This is not the time of year for day hikers to take such risks, so please don’t let that be you!
Have a great day.
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