|Updated fall color levels through the region -- as of 10/2/13.|
Leaf color is still about two to three weeks away from peak around here -- we typically see the most vivid color around here in the last ten days of October. The Lehigh Valley typically peaks around mid month. At the current pace of color change and the projected temperature pattern, we may be a few days later than average with those changes around here.
The rains from Karen will help -- some -- with color. If anything, it will prevent the quick brown out that some trees are experiencing and should help salvage a decent color change in your trees. Ideally, we would have seen a bit more rain...at least on a steady but not terribly heavy basis...through the month of September. Since we really didn't, especially to the city's west and northwest, we are seeing some of that leaf drop and browning take place.