After a wet start to fall, the autumn leaf colors are now starting to show across the Raccoon Valley Radio-listening area.

According to the latest fall color report from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, in west central and southwest Iowa red and orange colors from shrubs are hanging around due to the cool nights and warm days. Most tree species are turning quickly with plenty of vivid yellow showing and some silver maples showing orange and light red shades. Many of the areas red oaks are changing quickly, and most of the bur oaks are just beginning to turn. The DNR claims next week will likely be the peak to check out the radiant foliage.