Fall colors taken in a previous year near Grandfather Mountain.
Now that October has arrived the beautiful colors of fall aren't too far away! Right on cue, cooler air is moving into parts of the state today behind a cold front. Mornings lows will drop to the 30s in the higher elevations of the mountains the next couple of mornings. That should help the progress of the color change in western North Carolina. Already, there are reports of some patches of fall color around Grandfather Mountain. The peak of fall color typically comes in the second and third week of October in the higher elevations of the mountains and later in the month for lower elevations.
Weather conditions should allow for vivid colors in the mountains this year. You can find the latest fall foliage report at www.visitnc.com/fallcolor
If you're travelling to the mountains this weekend and spot some early signs of the color change, we'd like to see it. Send your fall foliage photos to firstname.lastname@example.org We'll share them for everyone here on our Weather on the Ones blog!