DC's cherry blossoms at risk after snowstorm

This may be as good as it gets this year for DC's cherry blossoms.

The late winter storm that's brought snow, ice, and freezing temperatures has jeopardized peak bloom.

The National Park Service says if it gets down to 24 degrees, 90 percent of the cherry blossoms could be lost.

Making it the first time in nearly a century the renowned trees around the Tidal Basin may not hit peak bloom.

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Washington, DC cherry blossoms in March 2017
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Washington, DC cherry blossoms in March 2017

Frozen cherry tree blossoms hang near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. A slight wobble in the path of a late-winter storm will mean more rain and sleet and less snow than predicted for New York and the U.S. East Coast even as the system grows in strength on its journey north.

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A cyclist passes by a blooming cherry tree along the Potomac river near the 14th Street bridge in Washington, DC on March 8, 2017. Cherry trees around the DC area are blossoming in spots however the ones around the tidal pool have yet to bud out.

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A couple walks along the Potomac River under early blossoming Cherry Blossom trees during an abnormally late snow fall in Washington, United States on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella brought snow to the Northeast region. Although not among the hardest hit, Washington is still experiencing snowy, wintry weather from the storm.

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Snow covers the ground as flower buds are seen on a cherry tree at Tidal Basin due to a snowstorm March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. The first major snowstorm that had hit the area today and the continuous cold weather prediction could have an irrecoverable damage to the upcoming cherry blossoms.

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Snow covers a path as flower buds are seen on a cherry tree at Tidal Basin due to a snowstorm March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. The first major snowstorm that had hit the area today and the continuous cold weather prediction could have an irrecoverable damage to the upcoming cherry blossoms.

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Employees of the National Park Service shovel snow as they clear up a path under early blossom cherry trees at Tidal Basin March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. The first major snowstorm that had hit the area today and the continuous cold weather prediction could have an irrecoverable damage to the upcoming cherry blossoms.

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Flower buds on a cherry tree at Tidal Basin are wrapped with ice due to a snowstorm March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. The first major snowstorm that had hit the area today and the continuous cold weather prediction could have an irrecoverable damage to the upcoming blossoms.

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Flower buds on a cherry tree at Tidal Basin are wrapped with ice due to a snowstorm March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. The first major snowstorm that had hit the area today and the continuous cold weather prediction could have an irrecoverable damage to the upcoming blossoms.

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Flower buds on a cherry tree at Tidal Basin are wrapped with ice due to a snowstorm March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. The first major snowstorm that had hit the area today and the continuous cold weather prediction could have an irrecoverable damage to the upcoming blossoms.

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Blossoms popping out on a cherry tree on Connecticut avenue as exceptionally unseasonable warmth continues on February, 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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Snow is seen on a cherry tree and along a path at Tidal Basin due to a snowstorm March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. The first major snowstorm that had hit the area today and the continuous cold weather prediction could have an irrecoverable damage to the upcoming blossoms.

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Snow covers a path as flower buds are seen on a cherry tree at Tidal Basin due to a snowstorm March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. The first major snowstorm that had hit the area today and the continuous cold weather prediction could have an irrecoverable damage to the upcoming cherry blossoms.

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ice covers cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial after a snow and ice storm hit the nation's capital on March 14, 2017 in Washington City. The east coast of the U.S. is currently being pounded by a late season winter storm.

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Ice covers cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial after a snow and ice storm hit the nation's capital on March 14, 2017 in Washington City. The east coast of the U.S. is currently being pounded by a late season winter storm.

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Ice covers cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial after a snow and ice storm hit the nation's capital on March 14, 2017 in Washington City. The east coast of the U.S. is currently being pounded by a late season winter storm.

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Ice covers cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial after a snow and ice storm hit the nation's capital on March 14, 2017 in Washington City. The east coast of the U.S. is currently being pounded by a late season winter storm.

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Ice covers cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial after a snow and ice storm hit the nation's capital on March 14, 2017 in Washington City. The east coast of the U.S. is currently being pounded by a late season winter storm.

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Cherry blossoms remain on the branch in Lower Senate Park after snow and freezing rain fell over the region, March 14, 2017.

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Cherry blossoms are covered with ice on the East Front of the Capitol after snow and freezing rain fell over the region, March 14, 2017. Russell Building appears in the background.

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A runner passes a cherry tree that is not yet blooming along the Tidal Basin on Wednesday March 01, 2017 in Washington, DC. The peak blooming time for the cherry blossoms is expected to be earlier than normal.

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Frozen cherry tree blossoms hang near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. A slight wobble in the path of a late-winter storm will mean more rain and sleet and less snow than predicted for New York and the U.S. East Coast even as the system grows in strength on its journey north.

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Ice-covered cherry blossoms are seen near the Potomac River on March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Winter Storm Stella dumped snow and sleet Tuesday across the northeastern United States where thousands of flights were canceled and schools closed, but appeared less severe than initially forecast.

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"It's a shame they're not going to bloom," says tourist, Brock Moser.

The Moser family, visiting from Iowa, braved the snow to enjoy what little has already bloomed.

"When we booked this trip we didn't think it was gonna be this cold weather, because we just came from a snow storm in Iowa," added Brock's father, Jerry Moser.

Crews worked to clear sidewalks in preparation for the Cherry Blossom Festival, which has been moved up to Wednesday.

The festival, drawing thousands of visitors daily, is one of the biggest springtime events in D.C.

But this year, with mother nature throwing a wrench in the mix and temperatures expected to fall further, the festival is likely to take a hit.

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Winter Storm Stella -- March 2017 Nor'easter
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Winter Storm Stella -- March 2017 Nor'easter
Men plow snow in Times Square during a snowstorm in New York on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on March 14 dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations. Stella, the most powerful winter storm of the season, was forecast to dump up to two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in New York and whip the area with combined with winds of up to 60 miles per hour (95 kilometers per hour), causing treacherous whiteout conditions. But after daybreak the National Weather Service (NWS) revised down its predicted snow accumulation for the city of New York, saying that the storm had moved across the coast. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: Ice covers cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial after a snow and ice storm hit the nation's capital on March 14, 2017 in Washington City. The east coast of the U.S. is currently being pounded by a late season winter storm. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WORCESTER, MA - MARCH 14: Parked cars line a snowy street in Worcester, MA as a winter storm arrives in the region on Mar. 14, 2017. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: A man holds an umbrella as he walks past the steps of Federal Hall in the snow and wintry mix, March 14, 2017 in New York City. The blizzard warning for New York City has been cancelled and the National Weather Service is now predicting 4 to 8 inches for the city. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Cars make their way up a snow covered Interstate 95 near Greenwich, Connecticut March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella dumped snow and sleet Tuesday across the northeastern United States where thousands of flights were canceled and schools closed, but appeared less severe than initially forecast. After daybreak the National Weather Service (NWS) revised down its predicted snow accumulation, saying that the storm had moved across the coast. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker clears snow in Times Square as snow falls in Manhattan, New York, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: People walk their dogs in the sleet and snow on March 14, 2017 in New York City. New York City and New Jersey are under a state of emergency as a blizzard is expected to bring over one foot of snow and high winds to the area. Schools, flights, businesses and public transportation are closed or restricted throughout the area. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Men plow snow at the Times Square during a snowstorm in New York on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on March 14 dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations. Stella, the most powerful winter storm of the season, was forecast to dump up to two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in New York and whip the area with combined with winds of up to 60 miles per hour (95 kilometers per hour), causing treacherous whiteout conditions. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: A man shovels snow in the sleet and snow on March 14, 2017 in New York City. New York City and New Jersey are under a state of emergency as a blizzard is expected to bring over one foot of snow and high winds to the area. Schools, flights, businesses and public transportation are closed or restricted throughout the area. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Workers clear steps in Times Square as snow falls in Manhattan, New York, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
A woman cleans snow from her store front during a snowstorm in New York on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on March 14 dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations. Stella, the most powerful winter storm of the season, was forecast to dump up to two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in New York and whip the area with combined with winds of up to 60 miles per hour (95 kilometers per hour), causing treacherous whiteout conditions. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: A man holds an umbrella as he walks through the street in the early morning hours in the Financial District, March 14, 2017 in New York City. Officials in New York and New York City have declared a state of emergency in preparation for Tuesday's blizzard conditions. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Times Square Public Safety Sergeant Baldwin Davis captures falling snow with his cellular device in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 13: People walk along a snow-covered lakefront near downtown on March 13, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. After making it through January and February without any snow, about two inches of snow fell on the city this morning and another three to five inches are expected tonight. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
The Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain in Bryant Park is covered in ice on March 13, 2017 as the weather continues to be below freezing. The northeastern United States braced Monday for what meteorologists predict could be the worst winter storm of the season, with blizzards feared to dump knee-high snow on New York. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker clears snow in Times Square during a snow storm in Manhattan, New York, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
A snow plow drives through Times Square as snow falls in Manhattan, New York, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Cars are covered in snow in a general parking lot during the snowstorm at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., March 13, 2017. Some Chicagoland areas received up to 5 inches of snow, and more than 400 flights were cancelled at O'Hare. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski
Snow chains to be used on a New York City Department of Sanitation garbage truck is fitted with a snow plow in the west side depot March 13, 2017 to be used over the next two days as the city braces for a nor'easter that could dump as much as two feet of snow on the city. The National Weather Service issued a 24-hour blizzard warning from midnight Monday (0400 GMT Tuesday) for New York, America's financial capital and largest city, stretching north into Connecticut and south into New Jersey. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A New York City Department of Sanitation plow moves sand around in the west side depot March 13, 2017 to be used over the next two days as the city braces for a nor'easter that could dump as much as two feet of snow on the city. The National Weather Service issued a 24-hour blizzard warning from midnight Monday (0400 GMT Tuesday) for New York, America's financial capital and largest city, stretching north into Connecticut and south into New Jersey. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The skyline of New York appears in the distance as people walk past the waterfront March 14, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Winter Storm Stella dumped sleet and snow across the northeastern United States on Tuesday but spared New York from the worst after authorities cancelled thousands of flights and shut schools. Blizzard warnings were in effect in parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and upstate New York, but were lifted for New York City, the US financial capital home to 8.4 million residents, where snow turned to sleet, hail and rain. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
REVERE, MA - MARCH 14: A downed tree on top of a car on Chamberlain Ave as Winter Storm Stella bears down on March 14, 2017 in Revere, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
Locks are covered in ice on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on March 14 dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations. Stella, the most powerful winter storm of the season, was forecast to dump up to two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in New York and whip the area with combined with winds of up to 60 miles per hour (95 kilometers per hour), causing treacherous whiteout conditions. But after daybreak the National Weather Service (NWS) revised down its predicted snow accumulation for the city of New York, saying that the storm had moved across the coast. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
A man clears a sidewalk of snow in Brooklyn, New York, on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on March 14 dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations. Stella, the most powerful winter storm of the season, was forecast to dump up to two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in New York and whip the area with combined with winds of up to 60 miles per hour (95 kilometers per hour), causing treacherous whiteout conditions. But after daybreak the National Weather Service (NWS) revised down its predicted snow accumulation for the city of New York, saying that the storm had moved across the coast. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Men try to push a cab stuck in the snow on a street in New York on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella dumped sleet and snow across the northeastern United States on Tuesday but spared New York from the worst after authorities cancelled thousands of flights and shut schools. Blizzard warnings were in effect in parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and upstate New York, but were lifted for New York City, the US financial capital home to 8.4 million residents, where snow turned to sleet, hail and rain. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC BARADAT (Photo credit should read ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Cross country skiers enjoy a stroll in Central Park in New York city on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella dumped sleet and snow across the northeastern United States on Tuesday but spared New York from the worst after authorities cancelled thousands of flights and shut schools. Blizzard warnings were in effect in parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and upstate New York, but were lifted for New York City, the US financial capital home to 8.4 million residents, where snow turned to sleet, hail and rain. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC BARADAT (Photo credit should read ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images)
A public transportation bus is stuck unable to move up the hill in downtown Boston March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on March 14 dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations. After daybreak the National Weather Service (NWS) revised down its predicted snow accumulation, saying that the storm had moved across the coast. / AFP PHOTO / Ryan McBride (Photo credit should read RYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)
Times Square is seen in the background as a man walks along West 59th street in falling snow in Manhattan, New York, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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