Some near-peak foliage colors expected in parts of St. Lawrence County this weekend
Some near-peak foliage is expected in parts of St. Lawrence County along the Thousand Islands-Seaway corridor this weekend.Meanwhile ibrant peak and near-peak leaves will continue to arrive in southern St. Lawrence County and other parts of the Adirondacks this weekend while making their first appearances in the Catskills.
In the Thousand Islands-Seaway region, St. Lawrence County spotters in Louisville predict 50% foliage change and midpoint to near-peak conditions featuring yellow and red leaves of average brilliance, along with some purple.
Jefferson County reports from Wellesley Island and inland predict up to 80% foliage change and near-peak conditions this weekend.
The early yellow leaves are peaking, but the maples are beginning to steal the show with intense shades of red, orange, and burgundy appearing.
Less color change is expected in the Watertown area, where spotters anticipate 35% change, with red and green leaves of average brilliance, plus some shades of yellow and purple.
In the Adirondacks, St. Lawrence County spotters reporting from Wanakena and Cranberry Lake expect 95% color change and brilliant peak reds and oranges.
Franklin County spotters in Saranac Lake predict peak foliage this weekend, with 95% color change and vibrant shades of red and orange.
Reports from Tupper Lake and Mt. Arab also expect peak conditions with 85-90% color change and a good mix of muted canary, goldenrod, mustard, russet, pumpkin, bronze, copper, merlot, scarlet, and burgundy leaves.
In the northern portion of Franklin County, spotters in the Malone and Mountain View areas are calling for near-peak foliage featuring a nice mix of bright yellow, red, and green leaves, along with pops of orange.