FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Drought conditions have expanded across our region, but how does that impact the fall colors.
Fall colors rely on the weather conditions for the perfect colors.
Temperature and moisture are very important.
It can't be too hot or too cold.
And it can't be too wet or too dry.
But here in northeast Indiana, drought conditions have persisted through much of the late summer and fall.
According to Climate Central, a moderate drought can actually delay the start of fall color.
A severe drought will cause trees to change colors early and shortening how long the leaves stay on trees before falling off.
It could also cause them to skip fall colors all together and for the leaves to fall off quickly.
Fall colors peak in mid-October in our area.
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