Not that bad really, but as of this morning the NWS isn’t calling for precip on Friday any more. Clear Thursday and Friday, that would be fantastic if it actually happens. But in the Smokies I don’t trust any forecast… the upside of it is that you simply ride on the other side of the mountains if it’s raining on your side!
Be aware we’ve been without rain, until this weekend, for over 3 weeks. Things are greening up at the moment, but we need the rain here! The French Broad River is down… if it’s running green, you know there’s been little rain. Brown? Somewhere upstream there was a deluge.
So, be prepared. If you want to keep your bike dry, bring a cover. If you don’t like to get wet, bring a rainsuit and big hat. A good tarp that can be anchored down makes a fine place to store gear dry.