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Update: Jan. 28, 2014 at 3:11 p.m.
Original: Jan. 27, 2014 at 7:11 p.m.

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The nation’s capital is bundling up again as another blast of arctic air freezes over the Washington region.

Temperatures Tuesday topped out around 20 degrees, and gusting winds make those temperatures feel in the single digits.

A Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect from midnight to noon Wednesday for Frederick, Carroll and northern Baltimore counties.

Some snow showers and flurries could develop around the D.C. region Tuesday night, but little accumulation is expected.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties from 5 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties and motorists should be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility, according to the NWS.

In southern Maryland, 2 to 5 inches of snow is possible Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Areas farther north could get 1 to 2 inches.

The heaviest snow will fall late Tuesday and into the overnight hours, the NWS says.

Roads may become slippery and snow covered during the Tuesday evening rush, but the worst conditions will be later in the night. The snowfall should be wrapped up before the Wednesday morning commute.

Areas closer to the Eastern Shore could see more than 6 inches of snow.

Six inches to a foot of snow is forecast for Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Other areas in the region could receive 3 to 6 inches of snow.

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Credit: National Weather Service

Credit: National Weather Service

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