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Weekend Rain May Wash Out D.C. Cherry Blossoms

Posted: 03/23/2012 8:46 am Updated: 03/23/2012 8:46 am

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WASHINGTON -- Enjoy the cherry blossoms while they last. The pink and white blooms could get washed out as a soggy weather system moves into the region this weekend.

Friday's weather should be perfectly lovely with sunny conditions and temperatures expected to head into the high 70s and low 80s. But it'll be turning rainy and cooler heading into the weekend as a massive low pressure system pushes out the massive heat dome that has set record temperatures across the nation.

Capital Weather Gang suggests that Saturday may be ideal "for some indoor spring cleaning," with rain moving in and remaining in the area through Sunday.

So if you want to see the blossoms before they turn into a soggy mess, today is the day to do it. And if you didn't get a chance to see the pink and white floral wonders in person, peruse our slideshow below.

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  • Spring At The MLK Jr. Memorial

    German exchange students Alena Stasen, right, Clara Herrmann, center, and Rose Modersohn, take souvenir pictures under cherry blossom trees at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial.

  • Relaxing Under The Trees

    Enjoying beautiful weather under the fragrant shade of blooming cherry trees.

  • Scott Circle

    The Winfield Scott statue is just visible through the cherry blossom trees in Scott Circle.

  • Photographing The Jefferson Memorial

    A person takes a picture of the Jefferson Memorial behind cherry blossoms, which have come into full bloom due to the early warm weather along the East Coast.

  • The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC

    In the distance, the Jefferson Memorial can be seen through the delicate pick blossoms in the foreground.

  • Framing The Washington Memorial

    The Washington Monument in Washington, DC can be seen as a back drop to the Cherry blossoms in full bloom.

  • Sunset At The Tidal Basin

    The sun sets behind cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin, which have come into full bloom due to the early warm weather along the East Coast.

  • Sunset At The Tidal Basin

    The sun sets behind cherry blossoms, which have come into full bloom due to the early warm weather along the East Coast.

  • At The Capitol

    A dogwood tree is in full bloom in front of the U.S. Capitol.

Photo by Flickr user W J (Bill) Hamilton

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