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Leaves beginning to change color in the Finger Lakes

The I LOVE NEW YORK program volunteer observers have released their second Fall Foliage Report for New York State and indicates that the change from green to brown, orange, red, yellow and maroon is underway for the weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes.

According to the report released Wednesday:

In the Finger Lakes region, color change is coming on strong in the Elmira area of Chemung County. Look for up to 50 percent color change and midpoint conditions by the weekend with bursts of orange leaves of average brilliance along with hints of yellow and slight subtle shades of red slowly coming in.

In Seneca & Ontario County, look for 25 percent change with some yellow leaves of average brilliance on smaller trees.

In Steuben and Yates County, spotters expect 20 percent color change with some shades of gold, yellow and orange leaves of average brilliance.

Foliage change will be around 15 percent for Cayuga County this weekend. Look for touches of orange and red leaves of average brilliance beginning to appear.

In Livingston County, spotters in Geneseo expect 10-15 percent color change. Trees are still predominately green, with some yellow and red leaves beginning to appear.

Spotters in Rochester expect less than 15 percent color change with average to bright fall colors of red, dark red, and russet, along with some yellow and orange.

In Tompkins County, Ithaca spotters predict 15 percent color change with red, purple, yellow and orange leaves of average brilliance beginning to appear over the predominately green backdrop.

The next report is expected on Wednesday, September 27th.

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