Leaf lovers, be patient.

The season of fall brings shorter days and cooler temperatures, which brings about the vibrant fall colors we all love seeing each year.

However, the stretch of warmer than average days has delayed foliage colors in West Michigan.

Colors typically peak somewhere in mid-October for West Michigan, which is right around now. This year the colors are expected to peak over the next week or two.

The last report from The Foliage Network shows fall colors beginning to peak in the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin.

The Lower Peninsula has moderate color change in the trees (as of Oct. 13) while western portions of the Upper Peninsula currently has high to peak color, according to The Foliage Network.

With warmer temperatures in the forecast through Wednesday, colors will continue to slowly advance and then perhaps accelerate as cooler, more-seasonable weather settles by the end of the week.

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