Heavy rain may spoil peak leaf peeping weekend - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Heavy rain may spoil peak leaf peeping weekend

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NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

This weekend is supposed to be peak fall foliage season, but weather is expected to dampen people's plans.

Captain Steve Wheeler works for Connecticut River Cruise and Charter. He is worried the weather will keep tourists away from the state's River Valley.

"The wind is problematic because its going to drop a lot of the leaves but it comes and goes," said Wheeler.

Wheeler said last fall was a good season to view the leaves. But this year, he predicts only a few more days of color before Mother Nature takes over. 

"My experience is the river foliage runs about a half a week to a week behind inland," said Wheeler.

The cruise offers rich history of the River Valley and beautiful views of the fall leaves.

More information is available on their website.

For more photos of autumn leaves across the state, head to our fall foliage slideshow.

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