Can you believe that fall is three weeks from yesterday? The first day of fall for 2017 will be Friday, September 22, 2017 and with that comes the expectations of the leaves changing colors. In Tennessee, officials say the highest locations in the Smokies, at 4,000 feet and above, will start seeing leaves change in early October. Across the Foothills locations at more than 2,000 feet elevation will see leaves change color in mid-October. The Cumberland Plateau will also see some color in early to mid October at higher elevations, while the valley of East Tennessee will likely see leaves changes in the third or fourth week October. In Kentucky, much of the eastern part of the state will see leaves change color in mid-October while the western part will see it in late October.