By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Some leaves in northern Pennsylvania have reached peak color, but above average temperatures could slow the changing of colors in much of the state.READ MORE: Study: Rural Home Sales In Pennsylvania Increased During Pandemic
According to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ weekly fall foliage report, leaf peepers should travel north of Route 80 for the best color.
Northern counties continue towards peak after last week’s temps. Expect above-average temps and humidity this week to slow transition of leaves in much of PA. Fall foliage seekers should travel north of U.S. Route 80 for best color. Week 2 #PAFallFoliage➡️ https://t.co/BYFuuYWy9Q pic.twitter.com/egm6yy5rnI
— PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (@DCNRnews) October 7, 2021
In the Pittsburgh area, Westmoreland and Somerset counties are approaching their best color, while the rest of the counties are just starting to change.READ MORE: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
This weekend through the next is the best time to catch a glimpse of the leaves in the Laurel Ridge, the DCNR says, especially with a scenic drive throughout the Laurel Mountain Division of Forbes State Forest or a one-mile roundtrip hike to Beam Rocks.
— Mary Ours (@MaryOursWX) October 7, 2021
In counties like Allegheny, Greene and Washington, the DCNR says peak colors likely won’t be for another two weeks.MORE NEWS: How Leaders From Different Congregations Came Together To Participate In Tree Of Life Remembrance Ceremony
You can check out the full report for the entire state, including good spots to visit, here.