Greensboro, NC -- After a split week that started off with heavy rain and strong winds and ended with cooler temperatures and clear skies only small color changes have been observed in the mountains.
Last week some of the only reports of leaf color change in North Carolina were in the Beech Mount area. This week some more color can be seen through the higher elevations in western North Carolina near Asheville.
Color is slowly becoming a little more widespread along the higher elevations of the Appalachians in Virginia and West Virginia. Overall the color change is generally only around 10% of peak with only isolated locations showing as much as 30% of peak color.
As the daylight continues to lessen and with cooler temperatures on the way over the next week an increase in color coverage and intensity is inevitable.
The typical fall color peak in the mountains is during late September, but due to a warmer than average summer the peak may be slightly delayed. Typical peak color in the Piedmont Triad is not until the end of October.
WFMY would love to see pictures and/or videos of the fall color in your area or from a recent trip. You can submit your fall color pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can post them to the WFMY News 2 facebook page.
Pictures, videos and fall color reports can also be sent to Meteorologist Grant Gilmore by way of facebook, twitter or email. Grant will be featuring the latest fall color reports each Friday during the 5pm and 6pm newscasts.
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