Official first day of fall, less foliage this year

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The pumpkin flavor is all around. Fall officially started Thursday morning, but you may not see the usual fall foliage for long this year.

That’s because of droughts.

A lack of rain in the Northeast will cause trees, like maples and birches, to go into survival mode.

That means they may “shut down” early to prepare for winter, causing leaves to turn brown and fall off before reaching their peak color.

But, we could start seeing the fall colors earlier than usual.

It just won’t last as long as previous years.

Not all areas in the Northeast will be less colorful, Burlington is expected to be a good spot.


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