BUFFALO, N.Y. — The leaves are becoming more and more vibrant across New York.

Volunteer observers in Springville from the Empire State Development Division of Tourism are projecting a 70 percent color change by the end of the weekend. Spotters in Boston and Hamburg offer higher estimates, projecting 80 to 90 percent.

In Buffalo, however, the spotters say the change is at about 50 percent, with near-peak foliage.

In Cattaraugus County, spotters say Allegany State Park will be "just-past-peak" this weekend.

In Chautauqua County, observers expect near-peak colors this weekend.

The leaves have been slower to change in Niagara, Genesee and Orleans counties, but are now starting to show more colors.

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