It’s not quite time for leaves to show their fall colors

    The calendar says October but the temperature says August, and the trees are feeling a little confused.

    If you’re waiting for the leaves to change colors and clog your gutters, you’ll have to be a little more patient.

    Area foresters and climatologists tell WHYY’s Phil Gregory it could be a week or two before it really starts to feel like fall. And even then, the stress of a hot summer might affect how colorful the leaves get.

    Fall will begin in earnest soon, and in no time you’ll be raking leaves and wishing it was still summer.

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