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Fall foliage weekend outlook October 24

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Posted at 6:16 AM, Oct 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-24 06:16:07-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Fall colors are GREAT in the higher elevations of western Virginia right now. With dry, sunny, mild weather this weekend, now is ideal time to check out of the foliage!

The Foliage Network spotters report, “It is prime time for foliage viewing throughout the Appalachian Mountains!  Conditions range from high color (61% – 80% change) in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee to peak foliage in western Virginia, western Maryland and through much of West Virginia.  Lower elevations in the region are mostly showing moderate (31% – 60% change) color.” (This information was provided by Marek D. Rzonca of The Foliage Network).

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I recommend seeing the leaves in western Virginia this weekend over next weekend (Halloween) because by next weekend we could be going through some big changes in our region! Storm systems next week will likely increase leaf drop. Here is our current status on falling leaves:

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If you can’t make it to the mountains this weekend, you can still view the scenery from Shenandoah National Park’s live webcams HERE.

CLICK HERE for more on this year’s Fall foliage season.

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