How the weather can affect the fall foliage

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There are just a couple of days of summer left and while most of the trees are pretty green some of the leaves are starting to change color.

The warm weather we’ve been having has kept a lot of the leaves from changing but now that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler we’re starting to see more color.

We tend to see some of the best fall foliage when we have lots of sunshine, limited amounts of rainfall and cool overnight temperatures.

We don’t want it to get too cold though. An early hard frost could result in duller colors.

Most people 22News talked to are looking forward to fall. “It’s my favorite time of the year, cool nights, sunny warm days and no humidity,” said Bill Santos of Westfield.

“I like fall because I like to see all the leaves change and we’re in such a pretty area for fall,” said Kathryn Bauer of Killingworth, Connecticut.

Strong winds and heavy rain can also impact the foliage season by knocking a lot of the leaves off the trees.

Fall officially arrives Saturday night at 9:54 p.m.

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