JOPLIN, Mo. — Fall is officially here — but you’ll have to wait a little longer to find that colorful foliage associated with the season.
A few trees are just starting to turn in southwest Missouri.
A state website that tracks fall color lists the status as “not started” throughout the state.
October is typically considered the focus for leaves to turn red, gold, and brown.
You can keep tabs on the state assessment through a link here.