Cold temperatures on Thursday night did not apparently damage area cherries.
B.J. Thurlby, president of the Washington State Fruit Commission, said most cherries were far enough along to avoid being damaged, although some orchards had fans going to heat the crop as the temperature dropped to 24 degrees in some areas.
Next week's expected heat may cause some problems for cherries, he said. Temperatures are expected to reach the 90s. Cherry harvest is expected to begin around June 10 this year, he said.