D.C. Cherry Blossoms Expected to Peak Early Next Week

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — We will enjoy some warmer weather here in the Miami Valley over the next few days, and we’re not the only ones enjoying signs of Spring. In our nation’s capital, the iconic Japanese Cherry Blossoms will be in full bloom at the start of April.

The National Park Service predicts a slightly earlier peak than originally expected. Experts have been watching the weather and the blooming stages of the trees to offer their best guess.

According to Mike Litterest of the National Park Service, temperatures in the 70s this weekend should help the trees reach peak bloom by Monday. 

“Original prediction was sometime between April 3rd and April 6th, looking at the forecast now as we get within 7 to 10 days, when it is a little more reliable and also looking at the trees themselves we are now moving the projection peak date to April 1st,” Litterest said.

April 1st is just a few days earlier than the average peak bloom, but it is right in the middle of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C., which runs through April 14th. 

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