04/25/2015 updated at 11:10 am. Current conditions: 46 degrees with cloudy skies and West winds gusting 16-28 mph Yesterday's high was 55 degrees with an overnight low of 24 degrees. Today's forecast is calling for a 90% chance of rain with strong to severe thunderstorms possible this evening through tomorrow morning.
Mount Mitchell State Park is open. The parkway is open from the junction of highway 80 (milepost 344) to Mount Mitchell and the section of parkway between Mount Mitchell and Asheville.