Spring – March, April, May
Spring is the most unpredictable weather in the Smokies—you may have sunny skies in the morning and snow flurries in the afternoon. March has the most changes in temperature and weather, you’ll want to plan for snow with gloves
and a warm beanie
. April has more rain showers, and May is generally warmer (highs of 70s and 80s and lows in the 40s and 50s).
Summer – June, July, August
Summers in the Smokies are hot and humid. You’ll want to prepare for afternoon showers and thunderstorms. At lower elevations, temperatures can get up to the 90s. It gets cooler in the evenings with lows in the 60s and 70s.
Fall – September, October, November
Fall is breathtaking in the Great Smoky Mountains. Daytime highs are typically in the 70s and 80s in September, cooling to the 50s and 60s in early November. October is the driest month out of the year. This is the best season to enjoy the Smokies, just make sure to layer with a fleece jacket
Winter – Mid-November, December, January, February
During the winter, Smoky Mountains National Park weather is generally moderate. At low elevations, you’ll get about an inch or so of snow a few times a year. Up in the mountains, snow falls more frequently and during a snowstorm, you might get up to two feet of snow.
January and February are the months that you’ll want to prepare the most for snow in the Smoky mountains and remember your winter coat. January is the coldest month in the Smokies, with an average high of 37℉ and an average low of 20℉.