Fall foliage in New England is called second to none and southern New England attracts a vast amount of leaf-peepers. This area is composed of three small states: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Rhode Island is the smallest, measuring 30 miles wide. Weatherwise Magazine reports balanced precipitation and consistent seasonal temperature variations support both agriculture and industry. The availability of yearlong precipitation and melting snows allow for plentiful vegetative growth. In addition to the fall foliage, harvest time also includes a large portion of the nation’s cranberry crop and apple harvesting ranks high in the nation’s cash receipts per acre. Should your travels take you to New England before the end of the month, the peak period for leaf-changing displays are under way. Fastcast: Gorgeous.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northeasterly winds 5 mph to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a low around 60. Northerly winds 5 mph.