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Summer recap...Fall forecast

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Summer is winding down and Fall fast approaching.  Will our hot and dry conditions persist into the new season?  Our immediate forecast says no with a cold front bringing a good chance of rain Friday though Saturday morning.  Conditions look very autumn like for the first day of Fall on Sunday.  Expect highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s.

The long term outlook through November is really up in the air.  Since we are in between La Nina and El Nino, anything goes weather wise.

Also, what impact does our drought have on the Fall foliage especially in Arkansas?  We may see the leaves change color early and fall quicker due to the dryness.  The normal period is for peak color in October.

The next few week's weather will be a big determining factor for this process.  If the rains return, the color change may be delayed.  For more, go to the Arkansas Forestry Commission web site.  Stay tuned, we will keep you up to date on KTBS 3 and KPXJ CW 21.

Find out more in this ArkLaTex In-Depth report.

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