Washington: Today - Sunny, high in mid to upper 50s, low in mid to upper 80s. Chance of precipitation near zero through tonight. Wednesday - Sunny, high in mid to upper 60s.

Maryland: Today - Sunny, high in 50s, low in 30s. Wednesday - Sunny, high in 60s.

Virginia: Today - Sunny, high near 60, low in 30s. Wednesday - Sunny, high near 70.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Fair skies with visibility of 5 miles or more through tonight. Winds should be northwesterly at 10 to 15 knots this morning becoming westerly at near 10 knots tonight.

Extended Area Outlook: For Thursday through Saturday - Partly cloudy skies through period with chance of showers in mountains Friday or Saturday. Highs should average in 60s to low 70s, lows in 40s and 50s. Washington's normal temperature range for this time of year is from 53 to 34.

West Virginia: Mostly sunny, high in upper 40s to near 60, low in 30s. Wednesday - Mostly sunny, highs in mid 60s to mid 70s.

ALMANAC DATA FOR March 8, 1977: Sun rises 6:31 a.m., sets 6:08 p.m., moon rises 9:49 p.m., sets 8:06 a.m. Tides: High 9:49 a.m. and 10:15 p.m., low 4:08 a.m. and 4:43 p.m. High and low tides at the following points can be obtained by subtracting the hours indicated from the tides above. Annapolis (3 1/2); Bloody Point Lighthouse (4 1/2); Deale Md. (4 1/2); Colonial Beach (6); Norfolk (1 1/2); Virginia Beach (1); Solomon's Island (6 1/2); Point Lookout (7).

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The National Weather Forecast for Today - Showers will fall along the Pacific Coast from Washington into northern California and extend eastward into the northern Rockies. Most other parts of the nation are expected to have mostly clear skies. Warmer temperatures will spread from the central and southern Plains across the Mississippi Valley into the Appalachians. Mild weather will continue from the northern Plains into the central and southern Rockies and southwest U.S. but it will be a little cooler in the northern Rookies. Cooler temperatures are also forecast for Florida. The remainder of the Atlantic Coast states and northwest U.S. will have seasonable temperatures.

The Council of Government's Air Quality Index for yesterday showed the high reading in the Washington area during the 2 to 3 p.m. period was 32 for the pollutant, photochemical oxidants. Index values between 25 and 49 indicate fair air quality. When the index exceeds 100 the air becomes hazardous and persons with lung, heart and eye problems should restrict their activity.The forecast for today indicates the air quality will gradually improve.

The National Weather Service forecasts that the Potomac River stage at Little Falls will fall to 5 feet this morning.

Washington data at 7 p.m. (EST) yesterday: Highest temperature since 7 a.m. yesterday, 55 degrees at 2:30 p.m. Lowest temperature since midnight, 44 degree, at 1:10 a.m. Excess of temperature since March 1, 55 degrees. Deficiency of temperature since Jan. 1, 202 degrees. Record high temperature for today, 77 degrees in 1921. Record low temperature for today, 14 degrees in 1981. Relative humidity: Maximum, 85 per cent at 1 a.m.; Minimum, 31 per cent at 4 p.m. 24 precipitation, none inches. Deficiency of precipitation since March 1, .63 inches. Deficiency of precipitation since Jan. 1, 3.59 inches. Highest observed wind since 7 a.m. 20 miles per hour from the N.W. at 5 p.m. Peak gust since 7 a.m. at 31 miles per hour from the N.W. at 5:16 p.m. Local Temp., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 midn.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)80 1 a.m.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)86 2 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)83 3 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)74 4 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)68 5 a.m.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)65 6 a.m.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)68 7 a.m.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)65 8 a.m.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)63 9 a.m.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)63 10 a.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)56 11 a.m.(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)52 12 noon(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)43 1 p.m.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)38 2 p.m.(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)34 3 p.m.(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)32 4 p.m.(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)31 5 p.m.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)32(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 7 a.m. (EST) yesterday:(TABLE) City(COLUMN)L.(COLUMN)H. Albany(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)28 Albuquerque(COLUMN)17(COLUMN)54 Amarillo(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)56 Anchorage(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)21 Asheville(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)43 Atlanta(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)50 Atlantic City(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)49 Austin(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)62 Baltimore(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)57 Billings(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)54 Birmingham(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)51 Bismarck(COLUMN)15(COLUMN)48 Boise(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)61 Boston(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)47 Buffalo(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)33 Burlington, Vt.(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)36 Casper(COLUMN)18(COLUMN)42 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)56 Char'ton, W.Va.(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)50 Charlotte, N.C.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)51 Cheyenne(COLUMN)10(COLUMN)49 Chicago(COLUMN)26(COLUMN)39 Cincinnati(COLUMN)24(COLUMN)42 Cleveland(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)45 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)26(COLUMN)47 Columbia(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)56 Columbus, Ohio(COLUMN)26(COLUMN)47 Dal.-Ft.-Worth(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)58 Dayton(COLUMN)27(COLUMN)43 Denver(COLUMN)20(COLUMN)57 Des Moines(COLUMN)18(COLUMN)47 Detroit(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)35 Dulut(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)38 El Paso(COLUMN)18(COLUMN)53 Fairbanks(COLUMN)-28(COLUMN)-03 Fargo(COLUMN)05(COLUMN)79 Flagstaff(COLUMN)15(COLUMN)52 Great Falls(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)58 Hartford(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)47 Helena(COLUMN)21(COLUMN)54 Honolulu(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)76 Houston(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)64 Indianapolis(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)46 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)54 Jacksonville(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)85 JuneauH32(COLUMN)40 Kansas City(COLUMN)27(COLUMN)51 Las Vegas(COLUMN)24(COLUMN)67 Little Rock(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)57 Los Angeles(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)75 Louisville(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)54 Memphis(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)59 Miami Beach$73(COLUMN)89 Midland(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)55 Milwaukee(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)36 Mpls.-St. PauL(COLUMN)13(COLUMN)32 Nashville(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)55 New Orleans(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)54 New York(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)53 Norfolk(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)60 North Platte(COLUMN)13(COLUMN)47 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)60 Omaha(COLUMN)20(COLUMN)50 Orlando(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)87 Philadelphia(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)51 Phoenix(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)72 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)47 Portland, Me.(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)39 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)52 providence(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)47 Raleigh(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)49 Rapid City(COLUMN)18(COLUMN)53 Reno(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)62 Richmond(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)53 St. Louis(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)52 St. Prbg-Tampa(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)82 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)44 San Antonio(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)65 San Diego(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)76 San Francisco(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)62 San Juan, P.R.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)86 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)21(COLUMN)30 Seattle(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)53 Shreveport(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)65 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)08(COLUMN)31 Spokane(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)54 Syracuse(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)38 Tucson(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)66 Tulsa(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)61 Washington(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)55 Witchita(COLUMN)21(COLUMN)61(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)45 Amsterdam(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Ankara(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)41 Athens(COLUMN)pt. cloudy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Auckland(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)mid.(COLUMN)64 Berlin(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Birmingham(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Brussels(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m!(COLUMN)55 Cairo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Casablanca(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)66 Copenhagen(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)41 Dublin(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Geneva(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)51 Hong Kong(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Lisbon(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)63 London(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Madrid(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Malta(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Manila(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)23 Moscow(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)25 New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Nice(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Oslo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)32 Paris(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Peking(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Rome(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Saigon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)79 Sofia(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Stockholm(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)39 Sydney(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Tokyo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Tunis(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Vienna(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Warsaw(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)39(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Acapulco(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)72 Barbados(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)75 Bermuda(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)67 Bogota(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)46 Calgary(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)34 Culiacan(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)54 Edmonton(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)21 Havana(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)68 Montego Bay(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)68 Mexico City(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)44 Monterrey(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)42 Montreal(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)32 Nassau(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)72 Ottawa(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)30 Regina(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)26 St. Kitts(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)70 St. Thomas(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)71 Toronto(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)32 Vancouver(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)43 Veracruz(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)64 Winnipeg(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)12(END TABLE)