Washigton: Today - Rain, high rear 50, low in the low 40s. The chance of precloitation is 60 per cent today and 70 per cent tonight. Wednesday - Rain, high in the mid50s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Rain, highs from the 40s to the 50s, lows from the mid 30s to the 40s. Wednesday - Rain, highs from the 40s to the 50s.

Lower Potamac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Rain with visibility of less than 5 miles. Wind will be from the northeast at from 10 to 15 knots today, shifting to from the east at tonight. Waves in unprotected waters will be from 1 to 2 feet.

Extended Area Forecast for through the period with a chance of through the period wit a chance of rain on each day. Highs will be from [WORD ILLEGIBLE] 50s to the low 60s, lows in the [WORD ILLEGIBLE] . Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a high of 53 and a low of 35.

West Virginia: Today - Rain, highs from the mid to upper 40s, lows from the upper 20s to the upper 40s. Wednesday - Rain, highs from the 40s to the mid 50s.

The National Weather Forecast for today - Rain will fall along most of the central and northern Pacific coast, with snow in the higher elevations, as well as in the northern and portions of the central plateau and in the Rockies. Snow flurries are possible in parts of the northern plains. There will also be snow through the lower Great Lakes into New England. The snow will become rain over the southern portions of these areas and range along the coast to northern Florica and south and southwestard to the gulf. Temperatures will be mid over much of the central and southern Rockies and from North Carolina through Georgia and Florida. Most of the remainder of the nation can expect cool to cold conditions.

The Council of Governments' Air Quality Index for yesterday showed the high reading in the Washington area during the 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. period was 7 for the pollutant, sulfur dioxide. Index values between zero and 24 indicate good air quality. When the index exceeds 100 the air is considered very unhealthy and individuals with lung, heart and eve aliments are urged to restrict their activity. The forecast for today indicates that the air quality will be good.

The National Weather Service forecasts the Potamac River stage at Little Faalls should be near 3.6 feet today.

Almanac Data for today - Sun rises 6:58 a.m. sets 4:50 p.m.; [WORD ILLEGIBLE] rises 3:18 p.m., sets 3:55 a.m. Tides: high 5:34 a.m. and 6:02 p.m., low 12:30 p.m. High and low tides at the following locations may be obtained by subtracting the hours indicated from the tides above. Annapolis (1 1/2), Bloody Point Lighthouse (4 1/2), Deale Md. (4 1/2), Colonial Beach (6), Norfolk (1 1/2), Virginia Beach (1), Solomons Island (6 1/2), Point Lookout (7).

Highest temperature since 8 a.m. yesterday, 57 degrees at 6:11 p.m. Lowest temperature since midnight, 47 degrees at 12:05 p.m. Excess of temperature since Nov. 1, 131 degrees. Excess of temperature since Jan. 1, 544 degrees. Record high temperature for today, 75 degrees in 1940. Record low temperature for today, 12 degrees in 1880. Relative humidity: Maximum, 86 per cent at 9 a.m.; Minimum, 74 per cent at midnight. hour precipitation, .04 inches. Excess of precipitation since Nov. 1, 57 inches. Deficiency of precipitation since Jan. 1, 5.91 inches. Highest observed wind since 8 a.m. 16 miles per hour from the south at 2 p.m. Peak gust since 8 a.m., 20 miles per hour from the south at 1:52 p.m. Local Temp.,Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T,(COLUMN)H, 12 midnite(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)74 1 a.m.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)74 2 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)80 3 a.m.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)80 4 a.m.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)83 5 a.m.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)83 6 a.m.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)83 7 a.m.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)83 8 a.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)83 9 a.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)86 10 a.m.(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)83 11 a.m.(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)83 12 noon(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)86 1 p.m.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)83 2 p.m.(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)83 3 p.m.(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)83 4 p.m.(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)83 5 p.m.(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)83 6 p.m.(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)83 7 p.m.(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)83(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (Est) yesterday:(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H,(COLUMN)L, Albany(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)35 Albouoverque(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)32 Amarillo(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)20 Anchorage(COLUMN)24(COLUMN)9 Asheville(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)44 Atlanta(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)47 Atlantic City(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)46 Austin(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)54 Baltimore(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)40 Billings(COLUMN)4(COLUMN)-18 Birmingham(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)63 Bismarck(COLUMN)24(COLUMN)-2 Boise(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)20 Boston(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)36 Brownsville(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)77 Buffalo(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)48 Burlington(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)35 Casper(COLUMN)4(COLUMN)-8 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)59 Charleston, W.V.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)56 Charlotte(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)53 Cheyenne(COLUMN)17(COLUMN)2 Chicago(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)25 Cincinnati(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)43 Cleveland(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)48 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)47 Colombus(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)51 Dal.-Ft. Worth(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)45 Dayton(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)42 Denver(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)7 Des Moines(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)19 Detroit(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)3 Duluth(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)14 EL Paso(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)41 Fairbanks(COLUMN)6(COLUMN)-8 Faroo(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)4 Flagstaff(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)20 Great Falls(COLUMN)-1(COLUMN)-17 Hartford(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)28 Helena(COLUMN)6(COLUMN)-11 Honolulu(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)75 Houston(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)72 Indianapolls(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)39 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)70 Jacksonville(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)55 Juneau(COLUMN)24(COLUMN)12 Kansas City(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)24 Las Vegas(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)36 Little Rock(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)42 Los Angeles(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)51 Memphis(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)50 Louisville(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)43 Miami Beach(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)75 Midland-Odessa(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)34 Milwaukee(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)25 Mpis.St. Paul(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)12 Nashville(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)56 New Orleans(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)71 New York(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)42 Norfolk(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)40 North Platte(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)0 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)32 Omaha(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)14 Orlando(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)63 Philadelphia(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)38 Phoenix(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)48 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)48 Portland, Maine(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)27 Portland, Ore(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)27 Providence(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)30 Raleigh(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)42 Rapid City(COLUMN)19(COLUMN)-7 Reno(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)2 Richmond(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)40 St. Louis(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)30 St. Prbg-Tampa(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)62 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)26(COLUMN)5 San Antonio(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)59 San Dieoo(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)5 San Francisco(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)46 San Juan(COLUMN)97(COLUMN)76 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)3 Seattle(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)21 Shreveport(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)58 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)8 Spokane(COLUMN)19(COLUMN)7 Syracuse(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)40 Topeka(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)23 Tucson(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)44 Tulsa(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)31 Washington(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)45 Wichita(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)26(END TABLE) Temperatures Aborad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m. 39 Amsterdam(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 37 Ankera(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)3 p.m. 59 Anens(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)2 p.m. 63 Auckland(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)midnight 64 Berlin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 39 Birmingham(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 37 Brussels(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 41 Casablanca(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)noon 61 Copenhagen(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 43 Dubin(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 36 Geneva(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m. 39 Hong Kong(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m. 70 Lisbon(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)noon 52 London(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 41 Madrid(COLUMN)pt. clyd(COLUMN)1 p.m. 48 Malta(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 66 Manila(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m. 81 Moscow(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)3 p.m. 37 New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5 p.m. 77 Nice(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 45 Oslo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 30 Paris(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m. 41 Peking(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m. 37 Rome(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m. 52 Saigon(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m. 79 Sofia(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)2 p.m. 37 Stockholm(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m. 41 Sydney(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)10 p.m. 66 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m. 73 Tokyo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)9 p.m. 57 Tunis(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 64 Vienna(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 48 Warsaw(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m. 39(END TABLE) Temperatures(Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapulco(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)76 Barbados(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)73 Bermuda(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)65 Bogota(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)46 Calgary(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5(COLUMN)-13 Edmonton(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)0(COLUMN)-20 Havana(COLUMN)pt. cloudy(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)74 Kingston(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)76 Montego Bay(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)76 Mexico City(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)50 Monterrey(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)65 Montreal(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)36 Nassau(COLUMN)pt. cloudy(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)70 Ottawa(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)32 Regina(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)10(COLUMN)-13 St. Kitts(COLUMN)pt. cloudy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)70 St. Thomas(COLUMN)pt. cloudy(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)75 Toronto(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)43 Veractuz(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)74 Winnipeg(COLUMN)pt. cloudy(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)7S(END TABLE)