Washington: Today - Cloudy, rain likely by tonight, high near 70, low in the upper 50s. The chance of rain is 20 per cent today, 60 per cent tonight. Wednesday - Rain, high in the 60s.

Maryland and Virginia: Cloudy, rain likely by tonight, highs will be in the 60s, lows in the 50s. Wednesday - Rain, highs in the 60s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay - Cloudy, rain likely by tonight. Visibility will be more than 5 miles, but dropping in rain. Wind will be from the southeast at from 8 to 12 knots. Waves in unprotected waters will be less than 2 feet.

Extended Area Forecast for Thursday through Saturday: Fair on Thursday and Friday, rain by Saturday. Highs will be in the 60s, lows from the upper 40s to the mid 50s. Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a high of 43 and a low of 45.

West Virginia: Today - Cloudy, rain likely, highs in the 60s, lows in the 50s. Wednesday - Rain, highs in the 60s.

ALMANAC DATA FOR TODAY

Sun rises 6:27 a.m., sets 6:17 p.m.; moon rises 5:43 p.m., sets 5:09 a.m. Tides: high 7:50 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.; low 2:02 a.m. and 2:18 p.m. High and low tides of 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). Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (EDT) Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)24 Albuquerque(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)35 Amarillos(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)47 Anchorage(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)35 Asheville(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)45 Atlanta(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)51 Altantic City(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)42 Austin(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)63 Baltimore(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)46 Billings(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)46 Birmingham(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)61 Bismark(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)40 Boise(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)49 Boston(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)37 Brownsville(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)71 Buffalo(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)34 Burlington(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)25 Casper(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)35 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)62 Charleston, W. Va.(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)49 Charlotte(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)51 Cheynne(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)36 Chicago(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)43 Cincinnati(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)48 Cleveland(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)45 Columbia S.C.(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)43 Columbus(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)48 Dal. Ft. Worth(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)56 Dayton(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)43 Denver(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)37 Des Moines(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)51 Detroit(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)40 Duluth(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)37 El Paso(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)52 Fairbanks(COLUMN)35(COLUMN) 9 Fargo(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)44 Flagstaff(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)30 Great Falls(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)48 Hartford(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)26 Helena(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)37 Honolulu(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)77 Houston(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)70 Indianpolis(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)52 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)63 Jacksonville(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)65 Juneau(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)35 Kansas City(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)51 Las Vegas(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)53 Little Rock(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)63 Los Angeles(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)59 Louisville(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)49 Memphis(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)62 Miami Beach(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)72 Midland-Odessa(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)50 Milwaukee(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)47 Mpls-St. Paul(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)44 Nashville(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)54 New Orleans(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)68 New York(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)40 Norfolk(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)55 North Platte(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)41 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)51 Omaha(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)44 Orlanda(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)71 Philadephia(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)39 Phoenix(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)63 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)40 Portland, Maine(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)23 Portland, Ore(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)49 Providence(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)23 Raleigh(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)43 Rapid City(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)37 Reno(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)45 Richmond(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)43 St. Louis(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)58 St. Prbg-Tampa(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)72 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)46 San Antonio(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)63 San Diego(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)63 San Francisco(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)57 San Juan(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)76 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)32 Seattle(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)48 Shrevport(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)62 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)43 Spokane(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)39 Syracuse(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)29 Topeka(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)52 Tucson(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)66 Tulsa(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)55 Washington(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)49 Wichita(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)54(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Amsterdam(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Ankara(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Athens(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Auckland(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)57 Berlin(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Birmingham(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Brussels(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Casablanca(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)64 Copenhagen(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Dublin(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Geneva(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Hong Kong(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)77 Lisbon(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)68 London(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Madrid(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Malta(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Manila(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Moscow(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)37 New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Nice(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Oslo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Paris(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Peking(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Rome(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Saigon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Sofia(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Stockholm(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 a.m.(COLUMN)52 Sydney(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Tokyo(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Tuna(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)79 Vienna(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Warsaw(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 (END TABLE)