Despite strong winds and cold temperatures, there is still fall color peaking across the Miami Valley, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
The latest report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the delay to fall color because of the warm start to the month has changed. Temperatures have been cold at night and we've seen many sunny afternoons. The frosty conditions can damage leaves, but ODNR reports the leaves that are still up are showing colors now.
Rain again this weekend will help to bring some more leaves down, but enjoy the next few weeks while you can. Near-peak color is being reported at Grand Lake St. Mary's and Indian Lake. You are also noticing an uptick in fall color change the trees in neighborhoods.
If you will be out enjoying fall activities like hiking or picking out pumpkins, get ready for some cool weather. Temperatures this weekend will stay in the low to mid 50s. We will likely see some lingering showers Saturday, especially in the eastern Miami Valley early. On Sunday, another system will bring scattered showers again during the day.