GREENSBORO, N.C. -- As we enter the first week of fall there has certainly been a noticeable change in the air. Temperatures are beginning to cool, the humidity has lessened significantly and the daylight is growing shorter and shorter.
Before long the Triad will brave the winter air and watch for the possibility of snow. In the meantime, we await what is arguably the most beautiful time of the year in North Carolina.
From early October through early November we watch the vibrant fall colors in the mountains cascade through the foothills and into the Triad. As the leaves begin to change over the next month prepare for what should be a fairly typical display of fall color in the area.
Though much of the summer was wet, there has been enough sunshine recently combined with relatively cool nights to make for a decent fall color season. The only concern will be with the fact that the summer rain will cause for the leaves to fall off the trees a little easier if the winds get a little strong.
In a typical season the Triad can expect to see peak fall color in late October. Areas in the mountains, like Asheville or Boone, will see their peak between early and mid-October.
If you spot any color change snap a picture and send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send your photos and reports to Chief Meteorologist Grant Gilmore on Facebook or Twitter.
WFMY News 2 will continue to provide weekly updates as the leaves begin to change across the state.
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