Wet Weather Could Delay Fall Colors
All of the wet weather that has hit areas of northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin could delay when fall colors arrive this year. Fall officially began last week, but when the leaves will start to turn is anyone's guess.
Iowa State Forester Paul Tauke says that recent heavy rains could keep the leaves from changing color at their normal time. He says that change could be pushed back by a week or two.
Tauke says that walnut and maple trees are usually the first to turn. The peak for fall colors in the Dubuque area usually is the second weekend of October.