How do temps in the 20s sound? Because that’s where the higher peaks of the Smokies are spending their waking hours this morning. The sun is out and the skies are mostly clear over the mountains, which is expected to be the norm all day, but conditions up top are going to be brisk. Winds are also going to be a factor again with gusts of 20mph today and 35mph tomorrow. Layers from head to toe are an absolute must for all visitors, overnight guests and day hikers alike. Coming out of the weekend, the thermometer will gradually slide back up to more comfortable temps. It’s going to be a busy Sunday in the park, which is to be expected for an October weekend. Come ready for lots of traffic congestion on roads and trails.