TENNESSEE (WATE) — Winter weather season is underway in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service after higher elevations received nearly an inch of snow Saturday night into Sunday morning.
More wintry mix is in the forecast for portions of East Tennessee on Monday night, as well. Newfound Gap Road, between Gatlinburg and Cherokee, North Carolina is closing at 7 p.m. Monday as the weather moves through the mountains. Check the forecast.
The first measurable snowfall of the season closed several major roads within the national park on Sunday.
The U.S. Highway 441 / Newfound Gap Road between Gatlinburg and Cherokee, N.C. is typically the first to close during bad weather, and this weekend was no exception. The road reopened around noon Sunday and closes again Monday night at 7 p.m.
The road to Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains, remains closed due to ice and snow. Clingmans Dome Road closes for the winter on Nov. 30. Here’s a list of all seasonal road closure dates.
Meanwhile, folks staying at the Mt. LeConte Lodge awoke to a winter wonderland on Sunday. Check out the photos of snow and ice at the famous cabins.
See WATE 6 Storm Team Weather blog for updates on the forecast in East Tennessee.
On Monday, Nov. 14, the WATE 6 Storm team shared the Winter Weather Forecast for 2022. See it online.
Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as more information is provided.