(ATLANTA, GA) -- Bright reds, oranges, and yellows are exploding across Atlanta this week as the metro area reaches the peak of Fall color. This will be the last week and weekend to leaf peep in the metro area before Atlanta takes on more of a wintertime appearance. 

Fall Colors in Georgia

Fall Colors in Georgia

Even though leaves are already past peak in the mountains, you can still find some sparse color in the northern state parks. Most of the United States is well past peak when it comes to Fall foliage. 

Fall Colors United States

Fall Colors United States

For pictures and updates on the foliage in our beautiful state parks: https://gastateparks.org/LeafWatch

The peak Fall color was slightly delayed this year thanks to the widespread drought at the beginning of October. The flash drought has since dramatically improved thanks to several waves of soaking rain over the past month and half. Below you can see the difference one month of rain has accomplished in erasing the extreme drought from Georgia. 

Drought Latest Update

Drought Latest Update

Drought October 15th

Drought October 15th

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