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D.C. Snowfall Expected As Frigid Temperatures Remain Entrenched

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Snow covered statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park in front of the White House is pictured in Washington, DC, on January 27, 2011. | Getty Images

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital is experiencing some of the coldest temperatures it has seen in years, with low temperatures clocking in at 15 degrees Wednesday morning at Reagan National Airport.

With frigid cold temperature expected for the next few days, now there's some snow in the forecast, too.

After a handful of brief flirtations with the white stuff so far this winter, a quick-moving clipper system is set to bring some light accumulation of snow to D.C. overnight, probably around 1 inch. And there's more on the way for Friday.

As WJLA-TV/ABC7 reports:

We continue to watch computer models struggle with two atmospheric features which could produce several hours of light snow during the day on Friday.

No major snowfall is expected at all, though. But even minor accumulations on very cold surfaces could adversely affect travel.

Capital Weather Gang notes there's a possibility of no accumulation "if we get caught in a 'snow hole' between the two lows" but there could be "a few inches if the system can muster enough moisture. As of now it’s looking like less rather than more."

With no snow accumulation thus far to speak of in D.C. this winter, the current forecast of white stuff is big news.

Here's how people are reacting to the prospect of snow in the nation's capital ...

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