Will Recent Rain Help the Fall Color?The recent rainfall probably won't benefit leaf color as much as the anticipated cold weather might, according to Dr. Gary Walker, Appalachian State University biology professor. A cold front bringing lows in the 40s in high elevation areas and even 30s in the northern mountains could significantly impact the intensity of leaf color. The leaf season may not be as lengthy overall due to dry conditions, but a cold snap could produce bright color, especially near streams and watershed slopes.
Find out more, including our predictions of when and where to find fall color: Fall Color Report
September 17, 2007