Cherry blossom peak bloom date moved ahead to April 1, National Park Service says

The National Park Service has shifted their peak bloom date for D.C.'s cherry blossom trees ahead several days to April 1.

NPS originally predicted the famous trees would reach peak bloom between April 3 and April 6.

"Determining the peak bloom date requires checking both the forecast and where the trees are in the blooming process," NPS said in a tweet. "The indicator tree is in full bloom & with temps forecast for the upper 70s this weekend, we now predict peak bloom will occur April 1!"

In 2017, peak bloom was on March 25 and in 2018 the trees reached peak bloom on April 5. The average peak bloom date is April 4.