It’s a mild morning atop the mountain as we check off the first full week of September. Temps are starting out in the mid 50s and we hope to reach the mid 60s this afternoon. Clouds are setting in thick over the peaks but there is still the possibility of sunny skies later on. After supper time, our region could receive some intermittent rain showers. Winds will be light today. Wednesday’s forecast looks pretty cut-and-paste from today.
Although the “tourist summer” season has concluded, there is still quite a bit going on in the area to draw in the crowds. A reminder that these next two weekends see Pigeon Forge host consecutive vintage automobile cruises. So traffic in our gateway communities will still see plenty of congestion. Also worth noting, GSMNP is repaving the road surface in Cades Cove, so the loop road there will be closed the next three weeks. Expect visitors who might traditionally spend their Smokies time there to look elsewhere in the park, which could mean any of the roads and trails on Mt. LeConte. The day time road work along US 441 (Newfound Gap Rd) is ongoing, but we still haven’t received a specific timeline of when that work will hamper available parking at Alum Cave.
Have a great day.