Warm weather last weekend is going to bring Washington's famous cherry blossoms a few days early.

The National Park Service revised its prediction for blooming dates Monday. Chief horticulturist Robert DeFeo is now predicting the peak blooming will be Thursday through next SundayApril 1 to April 4. Earlier he predicted most trees would be in bloom April to April 8. The trees will likely continue blooming through April 9.

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The 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival will be marked by a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. April 3 preceded by a three-hour family festival along the Southwest Waterfront. The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. April 10 ($17 grandstand seating, ticketmaster.com), followed by Sakura Matsuri, a Japanese street fair. This year marks the 98th anniversary of Japan's gift of the cherry blossom trees to the nation's capital.

Details at nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.