The remnants of the region's brilliant foliage are hanging tough, but the vistas could become considerably more muted by Thursday.
The National Weather Service has a wind advisory in effect for tomorrow, with gusts up to 45 m.p.h. possible.
In other words, if you live with or near trees, a serious raking situation looms.
One aside: If it seems that trees are keeping their leaves longer than they did in the old days, that's because they are.