Just as some of the trees, particularly the oaks, have begun to explode with color in the region, nature is poised to turn down the dimmer switch. Here's the lates foliage report.
This is the time of year when the upper-air battles between warm and cold air gain ferocity, and a powerful front is due to approach tonight with leaf-removing gusty winds and possibly heavy rains.
Fortunately, despite a brief shower this morning, it appears that the nasty stuff is going to hold off until after trick-or-treat time, but the front is likely to have taken a toll on the foliage show by day’s end tomorrow.
In any event, despite a 13-day run of near- to below-normal temperatures, October is going to finish close to 3 degrees above normal officially in Philadelphia.