The wind and clouds are keeping porches vacant today.
Good Afternoon, As anticipated, the third weekend of October has been a busy one on the mountain. Saturday was stunningly sunny and reeled in the masses. Our high temperature was 61 degrees with a low of 41. Today has been different, in that the clouds have been rocketing over the peaks from the south most of the day. With the sun being veiled, temps aren't as warm as previous days, and there is a lot more wind action happening around camp. Beginning late tonight and continuing through much of Monday, rain is expected to pound the region, calling for as much as 2" here on Mt. LeConte. After that, temperatures will slide downward through Wednesday. Expect conditions to be much chillier up here, and pay attention to area forecasts and our websites for information regarding potential snow/ice, and any potential road/trail closures. There should be a warm spike later in the week before another cold spell blasts us for the weekend. A lot can change between now and then, though. Have a great rest of the day.