GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The recent rains wiped out most, but not all of Wisconsin’s majestic fall colors.
State officials say about a-third of the 72 counties are still at 100 percent of their peaks, or close to it.
Most counties in the southern third of the Badger State still have peak colors – along with Door County, the Green Bay and Manitowoc areas, and Bayfield, Oneida, and Lincoln counties in the north.
But around two-thirds of counties, including Milwaukee, are past their peaks.
Last weekend’s heavy rains in those places dropped most of the leaves to the ground. The lingering drought also caused an early start and finish to the fall color season, especially in the far southern part of the state where the color peaks normally don’t come until late October.
Starting Saturday, the weather should provide some good viewing for whatever colors are left. Rain and drizzle are clearing out Friday afternoon and evening. And clear, mild weather is expected Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the 50’s or 60’s each day.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms returns to the Badger State on Monday.