ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- With an abnormally dry end to summer, we are already starting to see signs of an early fall. Trees are already starting to change colors and drop their leaves. 

“It does seem that fall is coming earlier to Shenandoah this year than usual. I think we are still looking at mid to late October. But as you know it is all weather dependent, so it really matters what happens with the weather,” said Claire Comer, who works in public affairs at Shenandoah National Park. 

In the past few weeks, the area has not recorded much rainfall, causing drought-like conditions and even leaving areas no choice but to restrict water use. 

Greene County was under mandatory water restrictions for a little more than a week. Though the restrictions have been lifted, in a release, Director of Greene County Water and Sewer Alan Harrison said in a release that the county continued to encourage voluntary conservation measures until the area receives sufficient rainfall.

Shenandoah National Park has also been dealing with the repercussions of the recent dry weeks. 

“Fishing is suspended in the park for now because of the low water levels and the stress that it causes to the fish. We had a nice rain over the weekend, so we are hoping that increases the water flow a little bit, and gosh, certainly hoping for more," Comer said.

Comer says that the other major concern with the dry air is fires. The park has warned people to be careful with fire when in the park as well as ensuring they are parking their cars on asphalt. The heat of the exhaust is enough to start a fire on dried grasses. 

Shenandoah will be hosting live updates every Thursday at noon on its YouTube and Facebook to give a look into the park and see how the fall foliage is progressing.