Cherry Don’t Blossom: Because it is March—-and still so freaking cold—-experts are pushing back the expected date of the cherry blossom’s peak bloom from April 9 to April 13. -4

Parking Jam: D.C. was ranked the seventh worst city in the country for parking by some study. 3

Reign of Robots: The Washington Post is about to launch a news quiz, but doesn’t want to hire any actual humans to make it happen. -2

Pay Up: Get ready to start paying for public transportation starting July 1. Metro fare hikes were just announced, and during rush hour, some Metro rail riders may pay up to $5.90 per trip. -3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 57 Today’s score: -12 Today’s Needle rating: 45