Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
And this is no joke.
From the National Mall:
“Peak Bloom Update! – Determining the peak bloom date requires checking both the forecast and where the trees are in the blooming process. 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!”
The previous peak bloom was predicted for April 3rd-6th.