Wet summer could make for beautiful fall foliage season

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The wet summer may mean Connecticut residents will be in for a beautiful fall foliage season.

Kathleen Englemann, a biologist at the University of Bridgeport, says the wet summer has made conditions optimal for great foliage. She says what is really needed now is some sunshine and crisp nights.

"Sunshine helps to break down that chlorophyll," says Englemann. "So will cool temperatures. As you can tell today, rain can often bring slightly warmer weather, so those two things will slow down the process." 

The best time to spot colorful leaves if you're in Litchfield County is early to mid October. Along the shoreline the best time is closer to Halloween.

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