Here's a nice article from the Washington Post about fall colors. Also, the Foliage Network, which I usually mention in my posts, is not doing forecasts this year because they couldn't find enough people to do them. That's somewhat depressing! But yours truly will be going out to check on the NC mountains for you.
You can also follow forecasts at Our State Magazine on their website at: https://www.ourstate.com/our-favorite-north-carolina-fall-mountain-views/
Here's the Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/ready-fall-this-tool-will-tell-you-exactly-when-fall-foliage-will-peak-every-state/
The Post article references the Smoky Mountains fall foliage prediction site at this url: https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/
I'll post my latest observations late Sunday after I check out the trees. Looking good for the remainder of this week with lows down in the mid-30s and the long-range forecast for below normal temperatures - all pointing to a potentially great fall color season down here. This despite the fact that NOAA may declare this year the warmest on record globally, or at the least, in the top five.