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Fall has arrived in Waterloo Region!

Last Updated Sep 23, 2017 at 8:15 am EST

Photo: Casey MacDonald - 570 NEWS.

Today is the first full day of autumn.

We welcomed the season just after 4 p.m. Friday however, weather wise, it seems Mother Nature doesn’t want to let go of the summer heat.

Waterloo Region can expect temperatures in the high 20’s into next week but more seasonal weather is on the horizon.

Senior Climatologist with Environment Canada David Phillips tells me we could see cooler temperatures, but to not panic just yet.

“Last year, the first trace of snow wasn’t until November 19 and the first real deposit of snow wasn’t until November the 23rd.”

Phillips adds that warm weather will give us a big pay off when it comes to the colour of the season.

“The one species that have loved the summer we had are the trees and leaves have been staying on trees longer. The season will be about a week later this year and I think we are going to be rewarded with one of the best colour changing season ever.”

Check out Ontario Park’s map to find the best place to view the changing of leaves here.