The weather has slowed the fall season color change. Nighttime temperatures around freezing and bright sunny days are needed to produce vivid colors.
In Southwest Virginia, few areas of peak color remain. In the New River Valley, colors are at peak or past peak. In the Shenandoah Valley, approximately 50% of the trees have color. The Piedmont still has has approximately 60% color. The Coastal Plain is transitioning away from green is expected to peak in mid-November.