Steep, sunny slopes, and all aspects at low elevations were likely mush by the late afternoon. There's a small chance that locations with a weak freeze due to cloud/canopy cover may see prolonged mushy/wet conditions tomorrow morning. However, stability will improve as the overall liquid water content in the snow decreases steadily tonight into tomorrow.
Warm day with a light breeze. Very few clouds in the immediate area with slightly more over the Smokys.
All low elevations and sunny E-S-W facing slopes have seen substantial melt-freeze cycles and were generally well-drained (wet but not pooling water).
Upper elevation NW-N-NE were dry aside from thin surface crusts. Moving down into middle elevations on these aspects, percolation columns brought water to a weak layer in the mid-pack where it pooled and re-froze (assuming over this past weekend). December facets were still dry (see photo).
Comments: Problem rose is shaded where I could see this being a small problem. Low elevations were saturated top to bottom. The overall snowpack here was thin, and I'd assume you could have found some wet mank to push on steep slopes later in the afternoon.
We skied and hiked N-facing terrain to our heart's content. I would have avoided steep S-SW-W in the heat of the afternoon.