D.C. Forecast: More gray than green for St. Patrick's with late day rain & snow

This Afternoon: Cloudy, Chilly, Late Day Rain

Highs: 40-45 | Rain: 30% Chance

Tonight: Light Snow likely, Less than 1/2"

Lows: 31-35 | Snow: 80% Chance

Monday: AM Snow/Sleet, Then Rain, Chilly

Highs: 40-44 | Precipitation: 80%

The traditional luck of the Irish{ }is in short supply today as mostly gray skies, cool temperatures and late day rain are in the offing.{ } After an unexpectedly mild day on Saturday, when the high reached 61 at both Reagan National and Dulles, temperatures today will likely hover only in the lower 40s.{ }

With a frontal boundary stalled over the VA-NC border, chillier air moving in from the north and a moisture-laden warm front to the south, the potential for wintry precipitation will increase later tonight.{ }We may be{ }on the cusp of spring, but winter will re-assert itself tonight and early tomorrow as Winter Storm Warnings are up for areas to the north and west of the city from{ }6 PM today until 6 pM on Monday.{ } Especially at higher elevations, 3 to 7 inches of snow and sleet{ }are possible.{ } In the immediate Washington area, only a half{ } inch to perhaps 3 inches{ }of snow, mainly accumulating on grassy areas, is likely.{ }{ }A mix of { }snow and sleet should continue on Monday morning before all the precipitation changes to rain by afternoon.{ } Lingering showers are possible on Tuesday before somewhat milder temperatures and sunnier skies arrive later in the day.

Even though it will be more gray than green,{ }enjoy your{ }St. Patrick's Day!