As temperatures fall and autumn approaches, West Virginians can expect some colors in the leaves in the southern regions in late October.
The West Virginia Division of Forestry, along with assistance from the Department of Tourism, released the state’s annual fall foliage report earlier this month. The report cited areas of highest elevation seeing color changes and leaves falling in late September while the majority of West Virginia will not see significant changes until mid- to late-October.
“Anytime somebody asks me about predictions for the leaves, I tell them that the leaves are going to change regardless,” said assistant state forester Linda Carnell. “But everything we do is a prediction and it could all change based on moisture, temperature — anything really.”