Freezing temps could shorten peak bloom for cherry blossoms

Freezing temps could shorten peak bloom for cherry blossoms
The cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. are in peak bloom. (Source: nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) - The cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. are in peak bloom, but Saturday's forecast could mean a shorter window for the blooms if you are planning on going to see them.

Originally, forecasts called for one of the earliest peak bloom periods ever, but the cold temperatures kept pushing it back.

The National Park Service watches the blooms in six stages, from green buds to the iconic pink puffs.

Peak bloom typically lasts five days, but the upcoming snow could mean a limited window of opportunity.

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