Washington: Today - Partly cloudy, high near 60, low near 50. The chance of rain in near zero today and 10 per cent tonight. Wednesday - Cloudy, high in low 60s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Partly cloudy, highs from the upper 60s to the 60s, lows from the 30s to the 40s. Wednesday - Cloudy, highs in the 60s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Partly, cloudy, visibility of more than 5 miles. Wind will be from the east or northeast at from 8 to 15 knots; today. Waves in unprotected manners will be less then 2 feet.

West Virginia: Today - Partly cloudy, highs from the mid 50s to the mid 60s, lows from the 30s to the 40s. Wednesday - Rain, highs from the mid 50s to the mid 60s.

Extended Area Forcast for Thursday through Saturday. Chance of rain on Thursday and Saturday, partly cloudy on Friday. Highs will be in the 60s, lows in the 40s. Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a high of 62 and a low of 43.

The National Weather Forecast for today - There will be rain from the northern Pacific Coast into portions of the northern Rockies, with the possibility of snow in some of the higher elevations. Showers and thurderstorms will range from Michigan and the lower Great Lakes throught he Ohio valley into the lower Mississppi Valley, with isolated showers possible over portions of the upper and lower Mississppi Valley and upper Great Lakes, the Carolinas and southern Florida. Mild temperatures can be expected from the southern half of Texas through souther Alabama and most of Florida. Most of the Carifornia coast will be warm. Temperatures will be cool over much of the remainder of the nation.

Almanac Data for today - Sun rises 6:35 a.m., sets 5:06 p.m.; Moon rises rise 9:36 p.m., sets 11:13 a.m. Tides: High 6:00 p.m. and 6:57 a.m.; low 11:12 p.m. and 11:30 a.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 Port 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 Lockout (7).

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 19 for the pollutant photochemical evidants. Index values between zero and it indicate bond 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 will be good.

The National Weather Service forecasts the Potomac River stage at Little Falls should be near 32 feet today. Local Temp., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 mdngt.(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)63 1 a.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)71 2 a.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)71 3 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)77 4 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)77 5 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)74 6 a.m.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)71 7 a.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)66 8 a.m.(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)63 9 a.m.(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)63 10 a.m.(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)57 11 a.m.(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)55 12 noon(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)49 1 p.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)50 2 p.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)50 3 p.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)52 4 p.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)53 5 p.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)54 6 p.m.(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)53 7 p.m.(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)57(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (EST) yesterday:(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)29 Albuquerque(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)36 Amardio(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)44 Anchorage(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)34 Asheville(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)44 Atlanta(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)54 Austin(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)70 Baltimore(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)39 Billings(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)36 Birmingham(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)61 Bismarck(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)31 Boise(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)36 Boston(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)41 Brownsville(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)79 Buffalo(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)37 Burlington(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)26 Casper(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)26 Charleston, S.C.,(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)48 Charleston, W. Va.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)50 Charlotte(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)42 Cheyenne(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)33 Chicago(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)49 Cincinnati(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)50 Cleveland(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)47 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)45 Columbus(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)47 Dal.-Ft. Worth(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)66 Dayton(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)48 Denver(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)32 Des Moines(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)54 Detroit(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)41 Duluth(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)46 El Pasco(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)58 Fairbanks(COLUMN)16(COLUMN)15 Fargo(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)38 Flagstaff(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)29 Great Falls(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)35 Hartford(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)29 Helena(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)33 Honolulu(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)75 Houston(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)71 Indianapolis(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)51 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)81 62 JJacksonville(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)50 Juneau(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)35 Kansas city(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)62 Las Vegas(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)53 Little Rock(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)64 Los Angeles(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)53 Louisville(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)54 Memphis(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)67 Miami Beach(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)71 M.d.-Opessa(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)57 Milwaukee(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)47 Mpls.-St. Paul(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)47 Nashville(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)50 New Orleans(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)62 New York(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)43 Norfolk(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)55 North Plattee(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)34 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)62 Omana(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)47 Orlando(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)64 Philadelphia(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)40 -(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)58 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)41 Portland, Me.(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)23 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)46 Providence(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)36 Raleigh(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)39 Rapid City(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)34 Reno(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)32 Richmond(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)60 St. Louis(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)58 St. Prbg.-Tamapa(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)66 Salt lake City(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)34 San Antonio(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)72 San Diego(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)59 San Francisco(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)53 San Juan(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)77 St. Ste Marie(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)43 Seattle(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)43 Shrevesport(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)62 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)42 -(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)31 Syracuse(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)34 -(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)58 Tudson(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)54 Tulsa(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)64 Washington(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)46 Wichita(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)53(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Amsterdam(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)53 Ankara(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 3 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Athens(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 2 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Auckland(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)midnt(COLUMN)55 Berlin(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Birmingham(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Brussels(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Casablanca(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Coerhagen(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Dublin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Geneva(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Hong Kong(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 6 p.m.(COLUMN)17 Lisbon(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)66 London(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Malta(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Manila(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 8 p.m.(COLUMN)83 Moscow(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 3 p.m.(COLUMN)39 New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 5 p.m.(COLUMN)86 Nice(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Oslo(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Paris(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Peking(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 8 p.m.(COLUMN)48 me(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Saigon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 8 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Sofia(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 2 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Stockholm(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Sydney(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)11 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 2 p.m.(COLUMN)75 Tokyo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Tunis(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Vienna(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Marsaw(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)52(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapulco(COLUMN)pt. sunny(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)74 Bogota(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)45 Calgary(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)36 Edmonton(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)27 Havana(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)73 Kingston(COLUMN)pt. sunny(COLUMN)--(COLUMN)75 Montego Bay(COLUMN)sunny(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)75 Mexico City(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)54 Monterrey(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)72 Nassau(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)73 Ottana(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)30 Regina(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)34 St. Kitts(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)75 St. Thomas(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)78 Toronto(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)32 Vancouver(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)36 -(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)72 Winnipeg(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)41(END TABLE)