There is a haze over East TN this morning but not enough to block the sun from shining down. Another beautiful day is on tap for the Smokies. Folks are enjoying breakfast while the thermometer reads the mid 40s. Hopefully conditions warm enough this afternoon that we tap the 60s. What winds we have will be light. The weekend looks fabulous and will surely bring out the crowds. Traffic congestion is already ramping up in the gateway communities. Pack the patience for all the vehicular traffic that will undoubtedly extend one’s travel times to, inside, and from the park this weekend.