Here in Connecticut, many of the leaves are still on the trees. While they’ve turned color, they haven’t fallen off yet, a highly unusual occurrence. If they stay on much longer, and we get freezing rain, the leaves as well as branches will ice up, and the extra weight could bring trees down.
When I was a kid growing up here, freezing rain didn’t happen much, it snowed rather than rained in the winter. Sub-zero temperatures, while uncommon, certainly happened. Now it never gets much below 15 F. And we’re officially still in a drought! All of which shows a definite trend multi-year trend towards warmer weather.