According to reports, this year's fall foliage will be 'extra spectacular'

Hannah Kramer


After a barrelling hot summer, muggy rains and unforgiving humidity, it's time we looked forward to the fall season.

Game days and riding boots will soon replace beachy afternoons, because crisp air and pumpkin spice lattes are right around the corner. If you're like us, you've definitely been (impatiently) awaiting the fall season, but this news makes the anticipation worth it.

According to multiple reports, fall foliage is expected to be "extra spectacular" this year.

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Jim Salge, who records the foliage for Yankee Magazine, explains that these spectacular colors are often "muted" by too much or too little rainfall. But in light of the most recent weather events, the forecast for fall foliage is buoyant. "It's the most optimistic forecast I've had in a couple of years," Salge explained, according to WBUR.

To truly make the colors and trees pop, he believes "we'll really need that typical fall weather in New England -- warm, sunny days and cool, crisp nights." Not only will these red and orange hues be particularly vibrant, but they'll show up earlier AND last longer, especially in New England.

"These warmer temperatures are expected to prolong the color season," Country Living predicts.

"Other than the Pacific Northwest, we are expecting warmer-than-average fall temperatures during the during the September through November time period," the publication said.

Fall fans should waste no time, however. Incredible sights await Northeasterners right out of their front door.

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