Washington: Today -- Sunny; high in the mid 60s, low in the low 40s. The chance of rain is near zero through tonights. Monday - Partly cloudy, high in the upper 60s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Sunny, highs in the 60s, lows from the low 40s to near [WORD ILLEGIBLE] Monday - Partly cloudy, highs in the 60s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Fair with visibility of more than 5 miles. Wind will be from the northeast at from 5 to 10 knots today, but from the east tonight. Waves in unprotected waters will be less than 2 feet.

West Virginia: Today -- Partly cloudy, high in the 60s, lows from near [WORD ILLEGIBLE] to the mid 40s. Monday - Sunny, highs from the upper 60s to the mid 70s.

Extended Area Forecast for Tuesday [WORD ILLEGIBLE] Thursday: There is a chance of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, clear and cool on Thursday. Highs will range from the low 70s on Tuesday, to the mid 50s low Thursday. Lows will be from the low 50s to the upper 30s. Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a high of 65 and a [WORD ILLEGIBLE] of 45.

The National Yesterday: Shower and thunderstorms contined from the southern plains into the Great Lakes. The rain was associated with cold front entering from West Texas through central Missouri into New England. Heavy rain fell over portions of Texas. There also were showers and thunderstorms over southern Florida and the surrounding waters and along the Guld coast to southern Texas. Widely scattered showers were reported over portions of New Mexico and in the Dakotas and there was some rain along the coast of Oregon and Washington state. High pressure over Idaho dominated most of the Rockies and the plateau region, keeping the skies mostly sunny. Much of the southeastern corner of the country also experienced mostly sunny skies brought by another high, that one over Virginia.

The National Weather Forecast [WORD ILLEGIBLE] today showers will fall over much of Washington state and over portions of northern Oregon. Isolated showers are possible over southern Oregon and northern California. There will be showers and thunderstorms from southern New Mexico through the southern Plains into the middle Mississippi valley and northern part of the lower Mississippi valley to the Great Lakes. There is also a chance of showers over most of Florida and parts of the lower Ohio valley. Temperatures will be mild over most of the northern and central plateau the northern Rockies and the western pottion of the northern plains. Mild temperatures are also in store for the Gulf and south Atlantic coast areas and for much of Georgia. Most [WORD ILLEGIBLE] the remainder of the nation can expect cool temperatures. The only exception was the California coast which will be mostly warm.

Washington data at 8 p.m. (EDT) yesterday: Highest temperature since 8 a.m. yesterday, 75 degrees at 3:25 p.m. Lowest temperature since midnight, 45 degrees at 7:15 a.m. Deficiency of temperature since October 1, 64 degrees. Excess of temperature since Jan. 1, 377 degrees. Record high temperature for today, 85 degrees in [WORD ILLEGIBLE] Record low temperature for today, 32 degrees in 1969. Relative humidity: Maximum, 80 per cent at [WORD ILLEGIBLE] a.m.; Minumum, 35 per cent at [WORD ILLEGIBLE] p.m. Excess of precipitation since October 1, 1.53 inches. Deficieny of precipitation since Jan. 1, 7.64 inches. HIghest observed wind since 8 a.m. 12 miles per hour from the south at 10:53. Peak [WORD ILLEGIBLE] since 8 a.m., 14 miles per hour from the southwest at 3:57 p.m.

The Council of Governments Air Quality Index for yesterday [WORD ILLEGIBLE] the high reading in the Washington area during the 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. period was 18 for the pollurant, sulfur dioxide. Index values [WORDS ILLEGIBLE] zero and 24 indicate good air quality. When the index exceeds 100 the air is considered very unhealthy and individuals with lung, heart and eye ailments are urged to restrict their activity. The forecast for today indicates that the air quality wil deteriorate.

The National Weather service forecasts the Potomac River stage at Little falls should be near 3.1 feet today.

Almanac Data for today -- Sun rises 7:25 a.m., sets [WORD ILLEGIBLE] p.m.; moon rises 4:38 p.m., sets 4:02 a.m. Tides: high 6:07 a.m. and 6:39 p.m., low 12:42 p.m. and -- High and low tides at the following locations can be obtained by subtracting the hours indicated from the tides above. Annapolis (11); 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). Local Temp., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 mid.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)74 1 a.m.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)74 2 a.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)77 3 a.m.(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)77 4 a.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)77 5 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)77 6 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)77 7 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)77 8 a.m.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)60 9 a.m.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)77 10 a.m.(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)74 11 a.m.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)67 12 noon(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)63 1 p.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)49 2 pm.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)43 3 p.m.(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)37 4 p.m.(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)37 5 p.m.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)35 6 p.m.(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)63 56 9 p.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)58 10 p.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)62 11 p.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)58(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 p.m. (EDT) yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)L.(COLUMN)H. Abany(COLUMN)43 Albuquerque(COLUMN)44 Amartillo(COLUMN)49 Anchorage(COLUMN)35 Ashville(COLUMN)34 Atlanta 48 Atlantic City(COLUMN)49 Austine(COLUMN)64 Baltimore(COLUMN)41 Billings(COLUMN)34 Birminghem(COLUMN)44 Bismarck(COLUMN)29 Boise(COLUMN)79 Boston(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)Brondnsville 68 Buffalo(COLUMN)45 Burlington(COLUMN)423 Casper(COLUMN)29 CHarleston S.C.(COLUMN)54 Charleston, W.Va.(COLUMN)39 Charlotte(COLUMN)62 Chevenne(COLUMN)26 Chicago(COLUMN)48 Cincinnati(COLUMN)46 Cleveland(COLUMN)49 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)36 Dal. FT. Worths(COLUMN)63 Dayotn(COLUMN)49 Denver(COLUMN)40 Dea Vounces(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)54 Detroit(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)55 Dulum(COLUMN)27(COLUMN)43 El Faid(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)80 Fairbarnes(COLUMN)24(COLUMN)41 Fargo(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)47 Flestaff(COLUMN)20(COLUMN)65 Great Falls(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)67 Hartford(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)72 Helene(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)63 Honolulu(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)80 Houston(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)75 Indianapolis(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)74 Jackson Miss.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)77 Jacksonville(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)76 Jumess(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)50 Kansas City(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)67 Las Vegags(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)91 Little Rock(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)70 Los ANgeles(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)75 Louisville(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)77 Memoths(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)80 Miami Beach(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)79 Midland-Odessa(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)76 Milwaukee(COLUMN)H47(COLUMN)49 Mois-ST$33(COLUMN)57 Kashhville(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)76 New Orleans(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)80 New York(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)70 Norfolk(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)75 North Platte(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)75 Dilahorma City(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)72 Omaha(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)49 Oland(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)777 Philadelphia(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)71 Phoenix(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)80 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)64 Portland Maime(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)61 Portland Orc(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)68 Providence(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)73 Raleigh(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)75 Rapid City(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)61 Reno(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)73 Richmond(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)77 ST. Louis(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)80 St. Prog-Tampa(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)78 Salt Lkae City(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)67 San Antonio(COLUMN)662(COLUMN)77 San Diego(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)75 San Francisco(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)67 San Juan(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)87 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)50 Seattle(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)67 Shreveport(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)81 S'oux Falla$40(COLUMN)50 Spokane(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)62 Syracuse(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)61 Topeka(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)69 Tucsan(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)778 Tusa(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)78 Washington(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)75 Wichittia(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)65(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)Clear(COLUMN)1 p..m.(COLUMN)61 Amsterdam(COLUMN)Cludy(COLUMN)H1 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Ankara(COLUMN)Clear(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)555 Athens(COLUMN)Clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Aucklannnnnd(COLUMN)Clear(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)h55 Berlin(COLUMN)st.cidy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Bermingham(COLUMN)stt.cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)559 Brussels(COLUMN)Cloudy 1 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Casablance(COLUMN)Cloudy(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)64 Copenhagen(COLUMN)Clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Dubin(COLUMN)pt. Cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Geneva(COLUMN)pt Cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Hong Kong(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)67 Lisbon(COLUMN)pt cloy(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)62 London(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Madrid(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Malta(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Manila(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Moscow(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)36 New Delhi(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Nice(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Oslo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Paris(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Peking(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Rome(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Saigon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)6 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Sofia(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m. 54 Stockholm(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)[WORD ILLEGIBLE]p.m.(COLUMN)52 Sydney(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)[WORD ILLEGIBLE]p.m.(COLUMN)59 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Tokyo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)[WORD ILLEGIBLE]p.m.(COLUMN)64 Tunis(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)79 Vienna(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Warsaw(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Row Acapulco(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)[WORD ILLEGIBLE](COLUMN)77 Barbado(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)77 Bermuda(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)34 Calgary(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)34 Edmonto(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)25 Kingston(COLUMN)pt cldy(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)76 omntogo Bay(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)75 Mexico City(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)54 [WORD ILLEGIBLE](COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)66 Montrasi(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)50 Nassau(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)73 Ottawa(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)50 Regina(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)36 St. Kitts(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)75 Toronto(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)50 Vancouver(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)53 Varacrut(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)72 Winnipes(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)23(END TABLE)