Looking at fall colors in NC, temperature impacts can vary the colors we see on trees.
Posted 8:13 a.m. 9/14/2022 — Updated 11:48 a.m. 9/14/2022
There are signs fall colors in NC will soon arrive. From crisp morning temperatures in the 50s to cinnamon sticks in the front of local grocery stores, we are gearing up for a season known for admirable temperatures.
However, on average, fall temperatures have gone up by 2.7 degrees across the United States since 1970, according to data from Climate Central. A hotter than normal fall day could lead to changes in when we see leaves change colors.
Between 1970 and 2021, we have seen an average of 10 warmer fall days in Raleigh. In Asheville, we have seen five warmer fall days.