The views of vibrant fall colors somehow managed to look even more breathtaking on Monday morning as the trees were dusted in snow. High-elevation areas of the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville saw the first snowfall of the season.
Due to snowy + icy conditions, the National Park Service closed Milepost 344 at Highway 80 to Milepost 375 at Ox Creek Road, which included areas like Craggy Gardens and Mount Mitchell State Park. They’re back open now, but you’ll want to bring a heavy jacket if you plan on visiting.
Even though we didn’t get any snowfall, Asheville felt its coldest temperatures since April on Monday, with highs in the low 50s. But forecasts show that temperatures will climb — with the possibility of weather in the high 60s to low 70s this weekend.