Fall colors are starting to peak in the north

As we start the month of October, fall colors are about right where they should be to this point.

While the last week of very warm weather nearly halted any additional turning, the leaves got off to a little early start and are pretty much right on track toward the 30 year normal.  A few parts of northern Minnesota are starting to peak now which is right on time… and now the metro is generally 25 to 35 percent color which is actually ahead of the last couple of years with about 10 days to two weeks to go until we typically peak. 

Cool nights will certainly help the changeover, but the potential for several rounds of rain next week could actually stall the process a bit more. Stay tuned!

DNR: Fall colors expected to be 'near perfect' this season