This week, fall colors continue to reveal themselves across the state. In Southwest Virginia, colors are at peak or near peak. In the New River Valley, colors are approaching peak or at peak. In the Allegheny Mountains, colors are at or approaching peak. In the Shenandoah Valley, about one-third of the trees have color, and peak is anticipated within a week. Fall colors continue unfolding in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain. The Piedmont is expected to peak in late October and the Coastal Plain is expected to peak in early to mid-November.
Fall fire season is in effect from October 15th to November 30th, so remember to be careful with outdoor fire.