Summer drought may affect fall foliage

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We’ve had several rainy days in the last month, but the effects of a summer-long drought may be felt well into fall and beyond here in the North Country.

NPR spoke with a professor at Cornell University who says the high temperatures and lack of rain during the summer may have caused serious damage to tissue in leaves.

Meaning, the usual leaf-peeping season may not provide as many brilliant colors as normal years.

Most of New York will likely not have a good fall season when it comes to foliage, but portions of the Adirondacks that weren’t hit hard by drought-like conditions should produce better colors.

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