Washington: Today - Sunny and breezy, high in 60s, low in low to mid 40s. Chance of rain near zero through tonight.Monday - Sunny, high in low to mid 60s.

Maryland: Today - Sunny and breezy, highs in mid 50s to mid 60s, lows in 30s in west, 40s in east. Monday - Sunny, highs in mid 50s to mid 60s.

Virginia: Today - Sunny and breezy, highs in mid 60s to mid 70s, lows in 40s. Monday - Sunny, highs in 60s to low 70s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Fair skies with visibility greater than 5 miles through tonight. Winds should be northerly at about 15 knots today, decreasing to 10 knots tonight.

The Nation Yesterday: Colder air was moving into the Great Lakes, western New England and the upper Ohio Valley. This air was cold enough to produce frost and/or freeze warnings for Wisconsin, all of Michigan, northern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, the northern pan-handle of West Virginia, Vermont and interior eastern New York. Very warm temperatures broke out along the East Coast. Columbia, S.C., set a new record high temperature for the second consecutive day. Their reading of 96 yesterday broke the old record of 95, which was set in 1959. The highest reading in the nation was 97 degrees in Florene, S.C. Thunderstorms were widespread across the nation yesterday afternoon bringing strong winds to the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia. Tree damage was reported in portions of those states. Late afternoon reports indicate a decrease in the number of thunderstorms being reported. The strongest storms were located in central Kansas, eastern New Mexico and near Denver. Some one inch hail was reported near Denver yesterday afternoon. Much of the nation west of the Rockies was covered by scattered showers of rain and snow with some thundershowers. Later afternoon skies were cloudy to partly cloudy over all of the nation except an area from the Great Lakes eastward to the Atlantic, which had clear skies. This is the area where the frost warnings were posted for last night.

The National Weather Forecast for Today - Rainshowers will be scattered along the California coast, the intermountain region and a portion of the northern Rockies with show showers in the higher elevations. Showers and thunderstorms will also be scattered throughout east Kansas, the lower Mississippi Valley and northern New England. Temperatures will be warm from the Georgia coast through Florida and the eastern Gulf Coast. It will be cool over the northeast from New England through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. It will also be cool from the Rockies through the Pacific Coast. Elsewhere temperatures will be seasonably mild.

Washington data at 8 p.m. (EST) yesterday: Highest temperature since 8 a.m. yesterday, 73 degrees at 11:40 a.m. Lowest temperature since midnight, 63 degrees at 7:05 a.m. Excess of temperature since May 1, 45 degrees. Record high temperature for today, 92 degrees in 1936. Record low temperature for today, 39 degrees in 1974. Relative humidity: Maximum, 97 per cent at 1 a.m.; Minimum, 78 per cent at 3 p.m. 24 hour precipitation, .06 inches. Excess of precipitation since Jan. 1, 3.77 inches. Highest observed wind since 8 a.m. 9 miles per hour from the north at 12:53 p.m. Peak gust since 8 a.m., 14 miles per hour from the north at 8:06 a.m.

Almanac data for May 8, 1977. Sun rises 6:30 a.m., sets 8:07 p.m.; moon rises sets 11:08. Tides: High 7:18 a.m. and 12:57 p.m., low 7:55 p.m. and High and low tides of the following locations 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 Island (6 1/2); Point Lookout (7). Pollen count: none (note: more than 7 or higher is considered undesirable.)

The Council of Governments' Air Quality Index for yesterday showed the high reading in the Washington area during the noon to 1 p.m. period was 15 for the pollutant, carbon monoxide. Index values between 0 and 24 indicate good 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 remain about the same.

The National Weather Service forecasts that the Potomac River stage at Little Falls will remain near 3.4 feet through Sunday. Local Temp., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 midnight(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)93 1 a.m.(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)97 2 a.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)97 3 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)97 4 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)97 5 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)97 6 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)97 7 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)97 8 a.m.(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)87 9 a.m.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)81 10 a.m.(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)84 11 a.m.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)81 12 noon(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)81 1 p.m.(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)87 2 p.m.(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)79 3 p.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)78 4 p.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)87 5 p.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)87 6 p.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)87 7 p.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)90 8 p.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)84 9 p.m.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)93 10 p.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)97 11 p.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)100(END TABLE) Temperature ending 8 p.m. (EDT) yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)L.(COLUMN)H. Albany(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)66 Albuqerque(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)82 Amarillo(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)85 Anchorage(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)50 Ashville(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)77 Atlanta(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)84 Atlantic City(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)72 Austin(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)84 Baltimore(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)72 Billings(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)78 Birmingham(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)89 Bismarck(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)74 Boise(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)63 Boston(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)71 Brownsville(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)88 Buffalo(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)56 Burlington, Vt.(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)54 Casper(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)77 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)93 Chars'tn W.Va.(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)67 Charlotte, N.C.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)84 Cheyenne(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)65 Chicago(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)54 Cincinnati(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)74 Cleveland(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)56 Columbia, SC.(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)96 Columbus, Ohio(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)72 Dal-Ft. Worth(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)84 Dayton(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)72 Denver(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)71 Des Moines(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)73 Detroit(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)64 Duluth(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)64 El Paso(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)85 Fairbanks(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)47 Fargo(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)67 Flagstaff(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)61 Great Falls(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)68 Harford(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)74 Helena(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)67 Honolulu(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)85 Houston(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)84 Indianapolis(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)77 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)87 Jacksonville(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)94 Juneau(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)51 Kansas City(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)77 Las Vegas(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)72 Little Rock(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)88 Los Angeles(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)62 Louisville(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)77 Memphis(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)91 Miami Beach(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)85 Midland(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)87 Milwaukee(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)47 MPLS-St. Paul(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)68 Nashville(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)81 New Orleans(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)85 New York(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)74 Norfolk(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)79 North Platte(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)72 Oklashoma City(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)84 Omaha(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)79 Orlanda(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)93 Philadelphia(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)77 Phoenix(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)86 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)69 Portland, ME.(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)63 Port land, Ore.(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)65 Providence(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)73 Raleigh(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)87 Rapid City(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)64 Reno(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)46 Richmond(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)85 St. Louis(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)75 St. Prbs-Tampa(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)89 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)64 San Antonio(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)83 San Diego(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)65 San Francisco(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)59 San Juan, PR.(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)87 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)26(COLUMN)42 Seattle(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)69 Shreveport(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)83 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)74 Spokane(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)70 Syracuse(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)55 Topeka(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)78 Tucson(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)85 Tulsa(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)88 Washington(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)73 Wichita(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)85(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)T. Aberdeen(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)45 Amsterdam(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Athens(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Auckland(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)45 Berlin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Birmingham(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Brussels(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Cairo(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)87 Casablanca(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)66 Copenhagen(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Dublin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Geneva(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Hong Kong(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Lisbon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)70 London(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Madrid(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Malta(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Manila(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Moscow(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)79 New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)93 Nice(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Oslo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Paris(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Peking(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Rome(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Saigon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)86 Sofia(COLUMN)storm(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Stockholm(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Sydney(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)75 Tokyo(COLUMN)storm(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Tunis(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Vienna(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Warsaw(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)63(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapulo(COLUMN)pt. cloudy(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)74 Barbados(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)75 Bermuda(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)69 Calgary(COLUMN)fog(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)37 Culiacan(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)65 Edmonton(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)37 Havana(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)73 Kingston(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)77 Montego Bay(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)72 Mexico City(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)57 Monterry(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)71 Montreal(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)32 Nassau(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)71 Ottawa(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)34 Regina(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)30 St. Kitts(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)74 Toronto(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)36 Vancouver(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)43 Veracruz(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)73 Winnipeg(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)26(END TABLE)