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Summer

(June through August)

Summer in the Smokies means heat, haze, and humidity. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common. Temperatures increase through the period with July and August afternoon highs in the 90s in the lower elevations.

 
Ski lift from downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, with a stunning view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Photograph By William Britten/iStockphoto