The fall foliage 2014 forecast for the mountains of North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains is out. Biologist Kathy Mathews of Western North Carolina reports a wet spring and summer in the mountains this year may mean duller colors this fall for the annual fall foliage show. But tulip poplar trees like it wetter than average so their colors of yellow and golden may last longer this year. The pretty red colors this year may be less than normal due to the wet spring and summer. But if September is dry the red colors of the sourwood, red maple and dogwood trees may still happen when the fall foliage show arrives. This coming fall foliage show may be extended and last longer than usual due to the possible above- average temperatures forecast for this fall. It’s a complicated equation but regardless a Great Smoky Mountains fall foliage show is always beautiful, some years better than others, but still beautiful!