CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – We are beginning to see more colors in the leafs when it comes to Fall foliage, definitely more deeper reds, oranges, and yellows. The perfect ingredients for colors to change on the leafs is warm, sunny days and cool nights.
This season our changing colors were delayed thanks to the drought this past summer, and parts of western Massachusetts continues to stay in some kind of a drought. When leaves are too dry they turn brown and fall off.
But after getting some warm and sunny days as well as cool nights more colors are being shown now. If some colors are not as intense as prior years, its because of too warm of temperatures for too long of a period.
Here in western Massachusetts we are seeing a wide variety of colors, from good Fall Foliage in the lower Pioneer Valley, to great foliage in Berkshire county and eastern parts of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties to finally peak color in northern parts of Berkshire and Franklin county.
The next couple of days look to be great for leaf peeping!