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The fog has lifted and the flanks of Grandfather Mountain have come alive with fall color.  The next few days should be beautiful at elevations above 4,000 feet. This photo was taken by Skip Sickler at Linville Bluffs.

While still an overcast day on Grandfather, Wednesday’s weather is a big improvement over the beginning of the week.  Even better weather is expected for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  NC High Country areas above 3,500 feet will be great for leaf lookers this weekend and early next week.  Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and the Tynecastle area are especially colorful.