While foresters had predicted this week would be the perfect time to take a peek at peak fall foliage, most of central Ohio's trees are still green.
Driving the news: Our unseasonably warm October has unfortunately come at a price. That stretch of high temperatures has many trees behaving as if it's still summer.
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Trees sense winter is coming as days get shorter and temperatures drop and stop producing chlorophyll, their green pigment that turns light into food.
The remaining pigments let leaves show their "true colors."
What we're watching: Since temperatures are dropping, we're keeping our fingers crossed that those breathtaking reds, yellows and oranges will have time to pop up before winter strikes.
Temperatures should be in the 50s and 60s during the day this week, while dipping down into the 40s most nights.
🍁 Check for updates from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources every Thursday.
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