Washington: Today - Rain, high in the mid 70s, low in the mid 50s. The chance of rain is 70 per cent today and 40 per cent tonight. Monday - Variably cloudy, high near 70.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Rain, highs from the 60s to the mid 70s, low from the 40s to the upper 50s. Monday - Variably Cloudy, highs from the 50s to the low 70s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Chance of rain, visibiliy of from 3 to 5 miles, except lower in rain. Wind will be from the southwest at from 15 to 25 knots this morning, shifting to from the northwest later in the day. Waves in unprotected waters will be from 2 to 4 feet.

Extended Area Forecast for Tuesday through Thursday: Fair and cool through Wednesday.Highs will be in the 60s, lows from the 30s in the mountains, to the 40s elsewhere. Partly cloudy, chance of showers on Thursday. Highs will be in the 70s, lows from the mid 40s to the mid 50s. Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a high of 74 and a low of 54.

The National Weather FOrecast for today - Rain is forecast for New England, with the rain occasionally heavy. Rain is likely for the middle Atlantic states into the southern Appalachians and eastern sections of the Ohio Valley. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected in the Southeastern states. Elsewhere, sunny to partly sunny skies are predicted. Cool temperatures will cover most of the nation as the heat wave in Texas ends. Warm reading swill be confined to the GUlf and Carolina costal areas, while mild conditions will run from the middle Atlantic states through the northern Guf Coast, southern Texas and the desert southwest.

The National Weather Service forcasts the Potomac River stage at Little Falls should be near 2-7 feet today.

Almanac Data for today - Sunrises 7:05 a.m., sets 6:50 p.m.; moon rises 10:17 p.m. sets 11:56 a.m. Tides: High 12:01 p.m. and 12:24 a.m. low 6:49 a.m. and 6:52 p.m. High and low tides at the following locations can 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).

Pollen Count 24 ragweed (note: More than 7 is considered undesireable.)(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 mid.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)70 1 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)73 2 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)70 3 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)70 4 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)70 5 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)70 5 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)70 6 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)70 7 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)73 8 a.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)70 9 a.m.(COLUMN)10 a.m.(COLUMN)70 68 11 a.m.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)66 12 noon(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)68 1 p.m.(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)68 2 p.m.(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)71 3 p.m.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)76 4 p.m.(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)74 5 p.m.(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)71 6 p.m.(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)71(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 p.m. (EDT) yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)56 Albuquerque(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)50 Amarillo(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)60 Anchorage(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)32 Asheville(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)61 Atlanta(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)63 Atlantic City(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)65 Austin(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)77 Baltimore(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)59 Billings(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)45 Birmingham(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)74 Bismarck(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)37 Boise(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)37 Boston(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)61 Brownsville(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)81 Buffalo(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)55 Burlington(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)53 Casper(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)33 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)72 Charleston, W.Va.(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)62 Charlotte(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)64 Cheyenne(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)38 Chicago(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)56 Cincinnati(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)65 Cleveland(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)62 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)64 Columbus(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)62 Dal-Ft. Worth(COLUMN)98(COLUMN)77 Dayton(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)63 Denver(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)40 Des Moines(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)53 Detroit(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)52 Duluth(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)34 El Paso(COLUMN)96(COLUMN)58 Fargo(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)33 Flagstaff(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)71 Great Falls(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)43 Hartford(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)57 Helena(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)44 Honolulu(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)76 Houston(COLUMN)93(COLUMN)79 Indianapolis(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)66 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)76 Jacksonville(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)63 Juneau(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)31 Kansas(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)58 Las Vegas(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)56 Little Rock(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)77 Los Angeles(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)63 Louisville(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)69 Memphis(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)78 Miami Beach(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)80 Midland-Odessa(COLUMN)104(COLUMN)70 Milwaukee(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)52 Mpls.-St. Paul(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)40 Nashville(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)69 New Orleans(COLUMN)91(COLUMN)81 New York(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)60 Norfolk(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)61 North Platte(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)45 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)100(COLUMN)69 Omaha(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)50 Orlando(COLUMN)94(COLUMN)74 Philadelphia(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)56 Phoenix(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)69 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)56 Portland Maine(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)51 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)48 Providence(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)57 Raleigh(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)66 Rapid City(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)40 Reno(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)31 Richmond(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)62 St. Louis(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)65 St. Prbg.-Tampa(COLUMN)91(COLUMN)75 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)39 San Diego(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)65 San Francisco(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)59 San Juan(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)75 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)43 Seattle(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)51 Shreveport(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)76 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)46 Spokane(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)38 Syracuse(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)58 Topeka(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)61 Tucson(COLUMN)93(COLUMN)64 Tulsa(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)74 Washington(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)66 Wichita(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)66(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberden(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Amsterdam(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Ankara(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Athens(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Auckland(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)52 Berlin(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Birming'm(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Brussels(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Cairo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)93 Casablanca(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)73 Copenhagen(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Dublin(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Geneva(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Hong Kong(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Lisbon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)82 London(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Madrid(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)77 Malta(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)75 Manila(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)75 Moscow(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)48 New Delhi(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)79 Nice(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)75 Oslo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 paris(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Peking(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Rome(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Saigon(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Sofia(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Stockholm(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Sydney(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)90 Tokyo(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Tunis(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)77 Warsaw(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52(END TABLE)

Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Acapulco,(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)79 Barbados,(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)75 Bermuda,(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)75 Calgary,(COLUMN)fog(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)34 Culiacan,(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)77 Edmonton,(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)39 Havana,(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)73 Kingston,(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)77 Montego Bay,(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)75 Mexico City,(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)55 Monterrey,(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)94(COLUMN)73 Montreal,(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)46 Nassan,(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)73 Ottawa,(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)46 Regina,(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)41 St. Kitts,(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)77 St. Thmas,(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)78 Toronto,(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)48 Vancouver,(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)48 Veracruz,(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)91(COLUMN)73 Minnipeg,(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)30(END TABLE)