Expect vibrant leaf colors to start popping in mid-October

Drought alert: Water your trees!
City Council approves changes to Tree Ordinance

Despite an extended hot summer and the recent drought, our autumn leaves are about to begin their extraordinary annual show.

Forecasters from AccuWeather predict that the NC mountains should hit their peak colors starting this weekend, with Charlotte and surrounding towns turning in late October.

If you have travel plans, expect the New England and Midwest regions to peak in mid-October.

For a list of amazing spots to catch N.C. mountain color, check out Our State magazine’s Favorite Fall Mountain Views roundup.