Watching for the fall colors

Watching for the fall colors

Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 11:24 PM
Updated: Oct. 10, 2018 11:24 PM

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trees are still green. tree experts say this time of year.. fall colors usually start to show themselves in some areas. storm team 10's brady harp explains how the weather has slowed fall colors appearing. bright fall colors are a fall season favorite. this year's fall colors might be delayed a little - but experts say this isn't necessarily out of the ordinary. cummins: "the first thing you have to understand is every year is different. basically the concept of the color changing in the leaves is the chlorophyll quits being made from the trees and that is influenced by two things." day length and temperature. the shorter the day and the lower the temperatures - the faster area trees start showing fall colors. overnight temperatures this fall so far have been above normal - slowing the process. cummins: "it's been pretty warm this fall so far so we're getting ready for colder weather to come in so i think your going to see a bigger change next week in a lot of the fall colors." cummins says the closer temperatures get to the 32 degree freezing mark through the night- the more fall colors area residents will begin to notice. cummins: "we might be a little bit behind you would have seen some trees beginning to turn sooner than this but many of them are just barely beginning to turn but i think by this time next week you start to see a difference." right now only "some" area tree are showing fall colors. garden experts tell news 10 trees are showing fall colors. garden experts tell news 10 they expect a more dramatic change-over to fall colors in the next couple of weeks.
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