>>Hottest start to October in over a century finally ends
The good news is our state parks and forested areas have deeper soil moisture, which means fall colors will still emerge.
Fall is here and finally it will feel like after a heat wave impacted the Miami Valley over the past week. Fall color this year will be impacted by the high heat and drought.
“You get out to the state lands or state parks or metroparks, they’re going to have some pocketed deep forest areas where they have the deep soils and have retained moisture throughout the year. They’re going to have great fall color,” ODNR’s Tyler Stevenson said.
>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar
The latest fall color report shows that this week (Oct. 2) Caesar Creek is still green, while Buck Creek, Indian Lake, Grand Lake St. Marys, John Bryan and Sycamore State Parks are all beginning to change.
During the rest of fall, cool nights, sunny days and a lack of strong winds will help create the best color.
Your Storm Center 7 team will bring you weekly updates and forecasts if you want to get outside.