Here’s the best time to head to the mountains to see the fall colors

One of the most popular recreational activities for people in the Piedmont this time of year is heading to the mountains to look at the fall colors.

But when is the best time to make the trip?

Normally we'd have some pretty good color by this time. But this year, the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges are late.

FOX8 MAX Weather Chief Meteorologist Van Denton has unveiled his highly-anticipated fall foliage forecast. See it in the video player above.