Tomorrow is the first day of fall here in New England.

Typically, it's a time of year people flock to the region for leaf peeping. But this season, the foliage will be impacted by all the summer rain.

"A lot of the maples seem to have a lot of fungus and bacteria diseases on them, and they're just kind of turning brown and dropping," meteorologist Dave Epstein said on GBH's Morning Edition.

You'll still be able to find colorful foliage around New England — it just might be more of a search.

"There's always pockets of it," he explained, "but it's not going to be as brilliant as other years just because there is a percentage of the trees that are not going to really change into their brilliant colors this year."

Epstein said it's difficult to predict what autumn weather will be. As an El Niño year, he said the odds are that fall lingers and it remains warm for a longer period of time, giving us a later start to winter.

"If you were taking bets on what's going to happen, that's probably what's going to happen because of the strong El Niño that's developing," he said.

But nothing is certain.

"I always say this: The odds of flipping a coin are 50/50, but you could still get, you know, 10 heads in a row," Epstein said.