Yes! Leaves ARE changing colors. This image was taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway exit at MP 344, facing south. This is the eastern continental divide. As you drive north towards Little Switzerland, you'll see more yellows, oranges, and a few reds. Beech trees are turning and the yellows are gorgeous. A few scattered Maples add pops of color with hues of red and orange.
Sunny days return for Saturday and Sunday. The conditions should encourage more colors by next weekend! We'll post another report then.