Washington: Today- Sunny, high near 70 low near 50. The chance of rain is near zero today and 20 per cent tonight. Thursday sunny, high in the low 70s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Sunny, highs in the 60s, lows from the upper 50s to the [WORD ILLEGIBLE] There is a chance of showers in western Maryland. Thursday - Partly cloudy, highs from the upper 50s to the 70s. There is a chance of showers in Western Maryland and in the Virginia mountains.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Fair, with visibility of more than 5 miles. Wind will be from the northwest at less that 25 knots. Waves in unprotected waters will be less than 3 feet.

West Virginia: Today - Partly cloudy, from the mid 50s to the low 70s, lows in the 40s. Thursday - Partly cloudy, chance of showers, highs from the mid 50s to the mid 60s.

Atlantic Ocean Beaches from Cape May through Maryland: Sunny, highs in the mid 60s. Thursday: Sunny, highs in the mid 70s. Water temperatures will be from the upper 50s to the mid 60.

Extended Area Forecast for Friday through Sundat: Fair through the period. Highs will range from the 70s in the beginning on Friday to the 80s by Sunday. Lows will be from the 40s to the 50s. Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a high of 84 and a low of 64.

The National Weather Forecast for today - showers will fall over northern New England, and there is a chance of showers in southern New England and also from north-eastern Illinois through northern Indiana, southern Ohio and from West Virginia into southwestern Pennsylvania. Scattered thunder showers will cover southern Florida. A large part of Mcntana and the northern Arizona mountains. Isolated thunderstorms will dot the remainder of the Rockies. The rest of the nation will be sunny. Except for cool weather over New England, the nation will be mild or warm. Warmer temperatures will returen to the lower Great Lakes. The middle Atlantic Coast and over the central plains. It will be cooler over the northern Rockies.

Almanac Data for today - Sunrises 5:43 a.m., sets 8:32 p.m.; moon rises 1:05a.m., sets 1:08 p.m. Tides: High 2:14 a.m. and 2:32 p.m., low 8:58 a.m. and 9:22 p.m. High and low tides at the following locations can be obtained by subtracting the hours indicated from the tides above. Annapolis (3:2); 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).

Pollen count: 18 grass (incomplete). (Note: 7 or higher is considered undesirable).

The Council fo Government's Air Quality Index for yesterday showed the high reading in the Washington area during the 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. period was 26 perfor the pollutant, photochemical oxidants. Index exceeds 100, the air becomes hazardous and persons with lung, heart and eve problems should restrict their activity. the forecast for today indicates the air quality will improve.

The National Weather Service forecasts that the Potomac River stage at Little Falls will be near 3 feet. Local Temp., Humudity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T(COLUMN)H. 12 m'night(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)75 1 a.m.(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)75 2 a.m.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)78 3 a.m.(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)75 4 a.m.(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)72 5 a.m.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)75 6 a.m.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)75 7 a.m.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)75 8 a.m.(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)67 9 a.m.(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)63 10 a.m.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)58 11 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)52 12 noon(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)51 1 p.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)47 2 p.m.(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)44 3 p.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)44 4 p.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)37 5 p.m.(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)36 6 p.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)40 7 p.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)37(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (EDT) Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)52 Albuquerque(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)65 Amarillo(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)67 Asheville(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)52 Atlanta(COLUMN)94(COLUMN)56 Atlantic City(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)58 Austin(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)72 Baltimore(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)51 Billings(COLUMN)93(COLUMN)67 Birmingham(COLUMN)98(COLUMN)59 KBismarck(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)47 Boise(COLUMN)101(COLUMN)69 Boston(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)53 Brownsville(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)68 buffalo(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)45 Burlington(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)52 Casper(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)59 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)97(COLUMN)68 Charlston, W.V.A.(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)44 Charlotte(COLUMN)93(COLUMN)54 Chevenne(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)50 Chicago(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)46 Cincinnati(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)48 Cleveland(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)47 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)99(COLUMN)61 Columbus(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)39 Dal Ft. Worth(COLUMN)101(COLUMN)70 Davton(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)47 Denver(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)54 Omaha(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)54 Orlando(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)74 Philadelphia(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)49 Phoenix(COLUMN)104(COLUMN)86 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)39 Portland, Maine(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)46 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)57 Providence(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)52 Raleigh(COLUMN)93(COLUMN)47 Rapid City(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)57 Reno(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)60 Richmond(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)52 St. Louis(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)54 St. Prbg-Tampa(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)80 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)93(COLUMN)61 San Antonia(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)67 San Diego(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)62 San Francisco(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)54 San Juan(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)74 St. Ste,Marie(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)32 Seattle(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)54 Shreveport(COLUMN)98(COLUMN)71 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)51 Spokane(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)66 Syracuse(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)47 Topeka(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)50 Tucson(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)74 Tulsa(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)55 Washington(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)57 Wichita(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)53(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Amsterdam(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Ankara(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Athens(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)75 Auckland(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)46 Berlin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Birmingham(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Brussels(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Cairo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Casablanca(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Copenhagen(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Dublin(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Geneva(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Hong Kong(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Lisbon(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)70 London(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Macrid(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)79 Malta(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Manila(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Moscow(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)68 New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)106 Nice(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Oslo(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Paris(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Perking(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Rome(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)77 Saigon(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Sofla(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Stockholm(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Sydney(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Tokyo(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Tunis(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)75 Vienna(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Warsaw(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)70(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapulco(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)81 Barbados(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)79 Bermuda(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)60 Culiacan(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)76 Edmonton(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)50 Havana(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)76 Kingston(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)77 Montego Bay(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)76 Mexico City(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)49 Monterrey(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)68 Montreal(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)50 Nassau(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)77 Ottawa(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)46 Regina(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)57 St. kitts(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)74 St. Thomas(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)78 Toronto(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)45 Vancouver(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)55 Veracruz(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)68 Winnipeg(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)55(END TABLE)