Leaves taking their time turning color this fall

(Photo supplied/ABC 57)

Anybody who wants to take a drive this weekend to see the fall foliage would be better saving their gasoline. Leaves are still mainly green in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan.

That’s due, in part, to the warmer-than-normal temperatures we had in September and October, according to ABC 57 Meteorologist Tyler Sebree.

In order to start changing color, he says leaves need cool to mild days in the 50s and 60s and chilly nights in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

It’s also important to not have too much heavy rain or wind during September and October. Both can cause leaves to fall off trees prematurely, Sebree said.

He says the peak for leaves, locally, may not happen till near the end of October, Sebree said.

Watch the full report about the fall foliage from ABC 57 News


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