UPDATE: Cherry blossom peak bloom pushed back again

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The peak bloom for D.C. cherry blossoms have been pushed back once again due to the cold weather, National Park Services says.

(PHOTO: NPS)

The new peak bloom is now forecast for April 8-12.

NPS says the blossoms lack the heating degrees needed to stay on track and there is no warmup on the horizon.

The initial peak bloom was set for March 17-20, then pushed back to March 27-31.

The new peak bloom puts the bloom watch over two weeks behind schedule.