We’ve reached the fourth of five October weekends, and this one might just be the best and busiest one yet. The skies are going to be clear with temps appropriate for the time of year. We’re expecting plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow, with overnight lows in the 40s and highs in the 50s. If there’s any atmospheric concern it’ll be related to the winds. Breezes will be light much of today, but by Sunday night they’ll be ramping up with gusts of 30mph possible in advance of the storms forecast for Monday. With the autumn leaf change now in full swing, one can count on travelers coming from near and far to admire the grand displays. The gateway communities and park roadways are sure to see a great deal of traffic congestion this weekend, so plan your routes and start times accordingly if that’s of concern. Newfound Gap Road and the Roaring Fork are popular anytime of year, but even more so this part of the autumn season, especially if you throw a bear sighting into the mix.
Have a great day.