More rain for more colors on the trees

More rain is needed in WMass.

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – With Autumn two days away, it’s beginning to feel like fall but not so much looking like it.
22News is working for you with why we haven’t seen more colors on the trees.

The best part about fall is seeing the colors on the trees, but this season there is a slight delay. We are beginning to see some splash in colors on the trees now, but the peak does not happen until the middle of next month. There is not a worry about the changing of colors, but there is a slight delay because of the dry weather.

Leaves are changing at a slower pace here in western Massachusetts, as well as, many other places in New England. Most people would agree that the best part about fall is the spectacular colorful show, you get to see for free just in your back yard.

Weather-wise it’s been absolutely perfect for being outdoors but it has been very dry here in western Massachusetts, which comes at a cost. That cost, is our colorful show.

Even though it is still early, most people 22News talked to Monday, mentioned they haven’t seen too much of fall foliage so far this season.

Kate Thompson, from Connecticut, told 22News, “It’s been a little green than previous years, usually some oranges and yellows by now, maybe it’s because there hasn’t been a lot of rain.”

More rain is certainly needed to help the leafs out. Some leaves are becoming too dry and instead falling off the trees.

Bill McMahon, from South Hadley, told 22News, “I’m hoping it’s going to be a good turn out this year, we need the rain I think that’s really hurting the process of the foliage this year so far.”

More rain and a dip in temperatures could help speed up the process.
Looks like we finally got the dip in temperatures, but any raindrops are welcomed here in western Massachusetts.

Stay with the 22News Storm Team as they continue to track the dry weather.

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