DC cherry blossoms reach peak bloom early after unseasonably warm weather
WASHINGTON - The District's cherry blossom trees along the Tidal Basin have reached peak bloom a few days early after unseasonably warm March weather, officials say.
The National Park Service announced the arrival of peak bloom Sunday morning:
Officials previously forecasted peak bloom between Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5.
But unseasonably warm weather, including temps in the low 80s on Friday, accelerated this year's cherry blossom season.
Now, the question is how long the peak cherry blossoms will last.
Potential storms in the forecast for Sunday evening could wash away the cherry blossoms soon.
Check back later for updates.
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