Fall colors peak in southern lower Michigan

Fall colors Lake Michigan
A Nov. 1, 2016 photo shows a dog trotting by a tree in full color along Lake Michigan. (Viewer photo submitted via Storm Team 8 weather app)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan is in the waning stages of this year’s fall color extravaganza.

Running about two weeks behind schedule, this will be one of the last good weekends to see fall foliage in southern lower Michigan.

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The blazing colors of red, orange and yellow are in full display from approximately Silver Lake near Hart eastward through the Newaygo area to Big Rapids and Mount Pleasant.

Storm Team 8 meteorologist Matt Kirkwood suggests traveling on M-37 north and south of Grand Rapids, M-43 from Hastings to Kalamazoo and M-40 and M-89 traveling either direction out of the city of Allegan.

Fall colors currently peaking in Southern Michigan
Fall colors currently peaking in Southern Michigan


Fall colors always go better with sunshine and Storm Team 8 says we’ll have that in full abundance this weekend with high temperatures expected between 10 and 15 degrees above average.

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Gorgeous late fall forecast
Gorgeous late fall forecast

Unfortunately the entire Upper Peninsula and northern lower Michigan are past its peak as the show has finally ventured south.