This is likely the weekend to enjoy peak foliage color across many areas of central New York. However, the Adirondacks and Catskills are already past peak. According to the latest fall foliage report, widespread peak colors are being reported across just about all of central New York. The best and brightest colors, alongside the largest color changes will be found right here in Syracuse and across much of the Finger Lakes region. The peak colors extend across the southern tier and the previously known central Leatherstocking region. In addition, the lower elevations of Jefferson county including the Watertown areas and stretching up to the Thousand Islands are seeing bright colors. The only areas seeing less color change is near the downtown Ithaca area, possible other spots right near the lakeshores of the Finger lakes, and back towards Wayne county and the immediate lakeshores of Lake Ontario towards the city of Oswego. Unfortunately, recent rain and wind have knocked down some of the leaves across the area. Some spots will have better viewing then others.
We are happy to pass along the reports of leaf color changes across our area and all of New York. To read the entire fall foliage report from the I Love NY website, click here. Autumn is a great time to enjoy the beauty of our state. If you see spectacular colors on trees anywhere across the area, please post your fall foliage pictures to our CNYcentral??s Facebook page!Become my facebook friend here by ??liking?? my fan page, and "follow" me on Twitter here (@PeteWeatherBeat). For more on your weather forecast, click on ??Weather?? and then the ??Live Triple Doppler Radar?? tab on our weather page. Make sure you refresh the Doppler radar to see the very latest information, as well. Furthermore, we have our new Interactive Doppler Radar on our website. You can zoom down to street level with Interactive Doppler Radar. You are in total control of where the radar can zoom in. Give it a try. In addition, you may tune to NBC Weather Plus on Time Warner Cable digital channel 133 or over the air 3.3 to get the very latest weather updates locally and nationally.