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Snowflakes could fall in DC during the Women's March

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D.C. could see some snow Saturday during the fourth annual Women's March.

Right now, organizers say the rally for the march is still scheduled to kick off at 9 a.m. in downtown Washington.

At this point, the march has not made any announcement to possibly change its plans for Saturday due to the expected snow. If it does storm, this would not be the first time the march will have had to deal with unpleasant weather.

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While it was unseasonably warm during the first two Women's marches, in 2017 and 2018, last year, it was actually as cold as the WUSA9 forecast expects it to be on Saturday. A few scattered rain showers also made an appearance. 

If you do decide to march on Saturday, regardless of the weather, this year's march features a new route. 

Organizers say it will start at Freedom Plaza and then circle around the perimeter of the Ellipse, White House and eventually Lafayette Square. Many streets within a block of the route will be closed until 4 p.m.

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It remains unclear as to how many people will actually show up for this year's march.

Roughly 500,000 people showed up for the first Women's March after President Donald Trump's inauguration.

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The Washington Post got the permit application for this year's march from the National Park Service, which says organizers are expecting 10,000 people to attend.

While the impending weather could keep some participants away from the event, it is also possible the anticipation of the upcoming election cycle could attract new activists.

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