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Prepare for fall in Kansas City with this foliage forecast

Use these fall foliage predictions to plan your scenic drives in and around Kansas City this autumn.

Loose Park Fall photo KCtoday

Head to Loose Park for local foliage views.

The question on everyone’s mind: When will Kansas City see peak fall colors?

Autumn is off to a warm start, but sweater weather is right around the corner. We know cooler temps are coming as soon as Friday, Oct. 6. Now, with help from the Farmer’s Almanac, we’re crunching the leaves — ahem, dates — so you know the best time to take a scenic regional drive.

Kansas City (and the surrounding region) is expected to see peak colors from mid-October to mid-November. The first yellow leaves may be spotted as soon as Saturday, Oct. 14-Monday, Oct.16.

Orange and red leaves are expected to appear around Thursday, Oct. 26-Saturday, Oct. 28. From Thursday, Nov 2. through Monday, Nov. 6, you can expect to see red and brown, as the trees prepare for winter.

Kansas City’s sweet spot for fall foliage is on or around Saturday, Oct. 28.

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