October lies in the middle of the fall season in Kansas with warm days and mild nights. The average high temperatures are in the comfortable 60°F (15.6°C) to 70°F (21.1°C) range, while the nights are mild to cold with average low temperatures in the 40°F (4.4°C) to 50°F (10°C) range. Colby in the northeast has one of the coldest temperatures that average between 37°F (2.8°C) to 68°F (20°C). The precipitation decreases to record an average of 2" (51mm) to 4" (102mm) across the state. The days are sunny, but the autumn sun is less intense, and the heat is bearable with a drop in humidity. Fall is an excellent time to drive through the scenic byways with the wind in the face during the breezy evenings. Fall foliage is at its peak by mid-October in the majority of the state. A light jacket is handy for the breezy evenings. October is an excellent time to visit Kansas with pleasant temperatures, a decrease in rainfall, breezy evenings, and beautiful fall colors.