CAPITAL REGION -- The coming weekend is expected to bring peak fall foliage colors to the Schenectady area, though those colors will likely be muted by downpours.
According to the state's I Love NY tourism program, which uses fall foliage "spotters" around the state to predict color changes each weekend during the fall, peak foliage is likely to be on display in the Capital-Saratoga region this weekend.
A mix of red, orange and gold leaves, along with some emerging yellow and remaining green, will be visible -- through the raindrops.
According to the National Weather Service in Albany, rain was expected to begin late Friday, with wet snow expected for elevations above 1,000 feet.
The weather will remain wet through Saturday, with moderate to briefly heavy rain expected over the region, though as of Friday it was not expected to cause flooding, according to the Weather Service.
Exact foliage scenery will vary by even just a few miles, according to the state report. For instance, the Altamont area is expected to be past-peak this weekend.
Other areas of the state where leaf peepers can expect vibrant colors include the greater Niagara, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley and Catskills regions, according to the report -- the seventh of the season from the foliage spotters.
"Foliage change has been uneven this season, and travelers may find that some areas classified as peak and near-peak contain an abundance of green leaves, combined with the possibility of leaf droppage," states the report.
Spotters in Fulton and Montgomery counties predicted peak conditions this weekend, with a mix of fall colors of average brilliance, along with leaf droppage.
In Schoharie County, spotters predict about 80 percent color change for the weekend, with mostly near-peak conditions. The upper elevations of the county are past-peak, while valley areas still feature green leaves among the yellow, orange and red leaves, with purple highlights.