Fall Foliage 2013 in the Washington D.C. area (Update)

After such a dry past few months, the heavy rain finally returned to the D.C. area in the past two weeks. But will it be enough to turn the tide on the fall colors over the next couple of weeks ahead?

Only time will tell. I traveled all the way out to the I-81 corridor this past weekend, and saw glimpses of hope, with some isolated trees showing vibrant color, while others were green and some just brown. Below is a look at the latest fall color map which was put together by the Foliage Network.

We have been receiving photos into ABC 7 over the past few days as we are gearing up our Fall Color Photo Contest, which is voted on every Thursday-Sunday on our ABC7 Facebook Page. (
Be sure to take a look Thursday mornings and vote on the photo you like the best by "liking" it. Five photos will be chosen each Thursday to be voted on, so be sure to send in yours before next week if you haven't sent one already!

Full Contest Post Here

Send you photos to If you could, please let us know your name and where you took the photo so we can also share them on air on GMW, our Noon show, or with Doug during the 5pm, 6pm and 11pm shows.

Tom Brower from New Market, VA took this at the George Washington National Forest

Here's one from Tom Brower while traveling in the George Washington National Forest. Some of the leaves have changed there but not many! You can also see a substantial amount of leaves are already beginning to drop.

Below is a photo from Janet Conant who took this shot from Farmington, PA. The color seems to be much better north of the Mason-Dixon line in the higher elevations.

Janet Conant sent this in from when she was traveling in Farmington, PA