Weather Favorable For Fantastic Fall Foliage
The factors that contribute to the vibrancy of fall colors seem to be coming together to give us a brilliant show in the coming weeks.
Consider this statement from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources on the weather's influence on fall color:
A warm wet spring, favorable summer weather, and warm sunny fall days with cool nights should produce the most brilliant autumn colors.
By and large, we've had all of the above. The spring was warmer and wetter than average. "Favorable summer weather" means no drought, and we avoided that. And, by and large, we've had warm sunny days and cool nights this fall and this trend should continue.
Keep reading to learn when colors will peak locally. Will this weekend's weather cooperate for viewing autumn colors? See our full forecast.
So the stage is set for a spectacular local display of color. When will the colors peak?
Heading west towards Loudoun and Frederick counties, colors are starting to peak now and should be at peak for the next week or so. Peak colors should reach the closer-in north and west suburbs (Fairfax, Prince William, and Montgomery County) next week. By Halloween and into the first week of November, colors should be peaking in the District and eastwards towards Prince George's and Anne Arundel County.
Here are a couple great local resources for fall color updates:
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