Washington: Today - Sunny, high in the upper 70s, low in the low 50s. The chance of rain will be near zero through tonight. Thursday - Sunny, high in the upper 70s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Sunny, highs in the 70s lows from the low 40s to near 50. Thursday - Highs in the 10s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Fair, vibilty of more than 5 miles. Wind will be from northwest at from 10 to 15 knots today, shifting to from the north at near 10 knots tonight. Waves in unprotected meters will be less than 2 feet.

Extended Area Forecast for Friday through Sunday: Variably cloudy through the weekend. There will be a chance of showers in the mountains on Friday, but throughtout the area on Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be in the 70s, lows in the 50s.Normal Washington temperatures for this period are a high of 75 and a low of 56.

West Virginia: Today - Partly Sunny, highs from the mid 60s to the mid 70s, lows from the low 40s to near 50. Thursday - Cloudy, highs from the mid 60s to the mid 70s.

The National Weather Forecast for today - Showers will campen Vaine, Western Oregon, the northern half of California and northwestern Nevada. Upper Michigan will have drizzle, while scattered thundershowers will appear over Florida. Elsewhere most skies will be partly cloudy. There will be little change in temperatures over the nation, cool weather will persist in the states along the Canadian border, across the northern. Rockies into northern California and Oregon. Warm temperatures will cover from Texas across the Gulf coast and Florida, with hot weather in parts of Texas.The rest of the nation will be mild.

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 34 for the politicant, photo chemical [WORD ILLEGIBLE] Index values between 25 and 40 indicate fair air quality. When the index excess 100 the air is considered very unhealthy and individuals with lung. Neart are eve ailments are urged to restrict their activity. The forecast for today indicates that the air quality [WORD ILLEGIBLE] improve.

The National Weather Service forecasts the Potomac [WORD ILLEGIBLE] stage at Little Falls should be near 2.7 feet today.

Aimanac Data for today - Sunrises 7:01 a.m., sets 6:56 p.m.; moon rises 7:43 p.m., sets 8:13 a.m. Tides: High 9:36 a.m. and 9:57 a.m., low 3:57 a.m. and 4:11 p.m. High and low tides at the following locations can be obtained by subtracting the hours indicated from the tides above. Annapolis [WORD ILLEGIBLE] Blood Point Lighthouse (4:5) Deale, Md. (4:6); Colonial Beach (6); NOrfolk (1:9); Virginia Beach (1); Solomons Island (6:9); Point Lookout (7).

Pollen Count 32 [WORD ILLEGIBLE] (note: More than 7 is considered undersireable).(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 mid.(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)76 1 a.m.(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)79 2 a.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)81 3 a.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)81 4 a.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)81 5 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)68 6 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)76 7 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)76 8 a.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)73 9 a.m.(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)72 10 a.m.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)71 11 a.m.(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)58 12 noon(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)36 1 p.m.(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)39 2 p.m.(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)30 3 p.m.(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)41 4 p.m.(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)40 5 p.m.(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)49 6 p.m.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)66 7 p.m.(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)66(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (EDT) yesterday.(TABLE) City (COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)52 Albuquerous(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)56 Amarillo(COLUMN)94(COLUMN)66 Anchorage(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)45 Asheville(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)58 Atlanta(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)62 Atlantic City(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)66 Austin(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)76 Baltimore(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)58 Bilings(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)44 Birmingham(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)67 Bismarck(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)36 Boise(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)52 Boston(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)62 brownsville(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)75 Buffalo(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)58 Burlington(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)67 Casper(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)39 Charleston S.C.(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)72 Charlstn, W.Va.(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)56 Charlotte(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)65 Chevenne(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)41 Chicago(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)51 Cincinnati(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)55 Cleveland(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)53 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)63 Columbus(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)59 Dat. Ft. Worth(COLUMN)100(COLUMN)77 Dayton(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)60 Deniver(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)44 Des Monies(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)53 Detroit(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)48 Duluth(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)50 El Paso(COLUMN)97(COLUMN)63 Fairbanks(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)40 Fargo(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)44 Flagstaff(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)48 Great Falls(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)39 Hartford(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)51 Helena(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)34 Honolulu(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)75 Houston(COLUMN)93(COLUMN)77 Indianapolis(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)58 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)91(COLUMN)73 Jacksonville(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)70 Juneau(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)31 Kansas City(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)57 Las Vegas(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)64 Little Rock(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)67 Los Angeles(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)65 Louisville(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)60 Memphis(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)76 Miemi Beach(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)78 Midland Odessa(COLUMN)105(COLUMN)75 Milwaukee(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)53 Mpls. St. Paul(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)50 Nashville(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)67 New Orleans(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)74 New York(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)62 Norfolk(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)64 North Platte(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)60 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)69 Omaha(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)50 Orlando(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)70 Philadelphia(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)62 Phoenix(COLUMN)98(COLUMN)83 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)56 Portland, Maine(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)52 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)53 Providence(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)56 Raleigh(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)61 Rapid City(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)43 Reno(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)43 Richmond(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)58 St. Louis(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)62 St Prbo Tmpa(COLUMN)89 73 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)50 San Antonio(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)75 San Diego(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)70 San Francisco(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)59 San Juan(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)76 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)62 Seattle(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)50 Streveport(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)73 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)42 Spokane(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)40 Syracuse(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)59 Topeka(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)60 Tucson(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)73 Tulsa(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)73 Washington(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)64 Wichita(COLUMN)93(COLUMN)67(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Amsterdam(COLUMN)hare(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Ankara(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Atkens(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Auckland(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)mid.(COLUMN)54 Berlin(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Birmingham(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Brussels(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Cairo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)93 Casabianca(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)70 Copenhagen(COLUMN)Clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Dublin(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Geneva(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)67 Hong Kong(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Lisbon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)77 London(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Madrid(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)75 Matta(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Manila(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)6 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Moscow(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)39 New Delhi(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Nice(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Oslo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Paris(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Peking(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Rome(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Saigon(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Soffa(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Stockholm(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)51 Sydney(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Tel. Aviv(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)88 Tokyo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Tunis(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Vienna(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Warsaw(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acpuloc(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)91(COLUMN)78 Barbados(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)75 bermuda(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)72 Bogofa(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)30 Calgary(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)32 culiacan(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)82 Edmonton(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)37 Havara(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)75 Hayana(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)75 Kingston(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)82 Montego Bay(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)75 mexico City(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)63 Monterrey(COLUMN)sunny(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)75 Montreal(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)59 Nassau(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)74 Offawa(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)55 Reqina(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)46 St. Kfris pt. cldy(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)82 St. Thomas pt. cldy.(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)80 Toronto clear(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)54 Vancouver clear(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)43 Veracruz fair(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)75 Winnipeg cloudy(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)48(END TABLE)