Your cool aunt Joanne may have to rethink her fall foliage weekend getaway to the city this year: according to some weather experts, we're in for a rather dull season of changing leaves. A recent report by New York Upstate included opinions by plant biologist Karl Niklas, who claims that this year's rough drought will keep the trees in an extended arrested development—and halt them from reaching their full lush potential.
While the current temperature drop and forecasted showers over the next few weeks may turn the tide and help the trees expose their reds, yellows and oranges, many are preparing for a drop in tourists this fall foliage season. The New York Times has reported some cheap hotel deals for the season, so die-hard leafwatchers are at least guaranteed a break in their travel costs if they don't get much of a show.
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