Fall color starting to peak this week in the Miami Valley

Fall Colors are Popping

Fall colors really started to explode this week across our region, and this year is setting up for a beautiful fall color season.

Many parks, nature preserves and wildlife areas across the state are are seeing peak fall color right now, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources fall color forester, Jamie Regula

In the Miami Valley specifically, John Bryan, Indiana Lake, Caesar Creek and Buck Creek State Park are all hitting their peak. Further west, Grand Lake St Marys and Hueston Woods are getting close.

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This month we have had plenty of sunny days and above freezing nights. This combination helps the tree to produce plenty of sugar in their leaves and, in turn, as chlorophyll production continues to slow, beautiful reds and purples can emerge.

This weekend will be cool but there will be plenty of opportunity to get outside and explore.

Miami Valley Forecast:

Friday: Cold morning in the 30s. Sunny afternoon with highs in the upper 50s.

Saturday: Cold and frosty in the 30s. Sunshine and some scattered clouds for the afternoon with highs in the low 60s.

Sunday: Not as cool in the morning with temperatures in the 40s. Cloudier skies. Highs in the low 60s with some rain showers arriving towards the end of the day.

Don’t forget to share your fall color photos with us on WHIO!