Washington: Today - Cloudy rain, occasional rain, high near 70 or near 55. The Chance of rain is 60 per cent. Friday - Rain, high near 70s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Cloudy with occasional rain high in the 60s, low in the upper 50s. Friday - Rain, high in the 60s.

Extended Area Outlook for Saturday through Monday - Rain likely early Saturday followed by gradual clearing. Temperatures will be seasonable with highs ranging from the mid 50s to mid 60s and lows in the 30s and 20s. Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a high of 62 and a low of 42.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay - Foggy with occasional rain. Winds will be from the northeast or 10 to 20 knots. Visibility will be into 3 miles diminishing to less than 1 mile fog and rain.

West Virginia: Today - Increasing cloudiness with a chance of showers, high will range from the mid 60s to on 70s and lows from the upper 40s to mide 50s. Friday - Rain likely, high in the 60s.

The National Weather Forecast for today - Rain, crizzle and occasional trumpershowers will cover the nation east of the Mississippi River except for New England and Florida and will range from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Cost. Rain is most likely to occur along the Appalachians, the Ohio Valley and into the Great Lakes. Shovers will also fall in northwest Washington. Temperatures will be mild in the northeast corner of the nation, Florida and the southwest states. Temperatures will be cool elsewhere. Except for the areas of preciptation, skies will be mostly sunny.

Almanac Data for today: Sun rises 6:37 a.m. , sets 5:06 p.m.: Moon rises 11:25 p.m. sets 12:32 p.m. Tides: High 12:18 a.m. and 12:46 p.m. Low 7:33 a.m. and 7:42 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 the Norfolk [WORD ILLEGIBLE] Virginia Beach [WORD ILLEGIBLE] Solomens Island (6 1/2) Point Leokard [WORD ILLEGIBLE]

The Council of Governments' Air Quality Index Air yesterday should the high residing in the Washington area during the 3 a.m. period was 15 [WORD ILLEGIBLE] the [WORD ILLEGIBLE] photochemic Oxidants. Index [WORD ILLEGIBLE] between 5 and 74 indicate good air quality. When the index exceeds 190 the air is considered very unhealthy and individuals with lung, heart and eye ailments are urged to restrict their activities. The forecast for today indicates that the air quality will [WORD ILLEGIBLE] about the same.

The National Weather Service forecasts the Potomac River stop at Little Falls should remain near 3 1/2 feet today. Local Temp., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 mid(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)81 1 a.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)81 2 a.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)81 3 a.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)87 4 a.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)87 5 a.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)87 6 a.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)87 7 a.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)87 8 a.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)81 8 a.m.(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)81 9 a.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)81 9 a.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)81 10 a.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)81 11 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)76 12 noon(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)71 1 p.m.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)71 2 p.m.(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)68 3 p.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)73 4 p.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)73 5 p.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)76 6 p.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)76 7 p.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)73(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (EST) yesterday:(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)32 Albuquerque(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)31 Amandle(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)24 Anchorage(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)14 Asheville(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)43 Atlanta City(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)65 Austin(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)46 Baltimore(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)58 Billings(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)45 Birmingham(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)63 Bismarck(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)27 Boise(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)49 Boston(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)44 Broansville(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)60 Buffalo(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)49 Burlington, Vt.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)41 Casper(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)40 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)64 Charleston, W.V.(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)43 Charlotte(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)57 Cheyenne(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)31 Chicago(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)57 Cincinnati(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)49 Cleveland(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)53 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)58 Columbus(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)47 Dai-Ft. Worth(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)44 Dayton(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)49 Denver(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)29 Des Moines(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)48 Detroit(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)46 Duloth(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)34 El Paso(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)33 Fairbarnes(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)37 Fargo(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)32 Flagstaff(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)25 Great Falls(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)51 Hartford 62(COLUMN)36 Helena(COLUMN)5-(COLUMN)42 Honolulu(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)75 Houston(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)51 Indianapolis(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)51 Jackson(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)67 Jacksonville(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)60 Juneau(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)27 Kansas City(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)46 Las Vegas(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)47 Little Rock(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)59 Los Angeles(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)67 Louiseville(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)52 Memohis(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)63 Miami Beach 78(COLUMN)71 Midland(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)36 Milwaukee(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)54 Mdls. St. Paul(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)30 Nashiville(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)55 New Orleans(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)69 New York(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)52 Norfolk(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)59 North Platte(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)18 Okla, City(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)43 Omaha(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)36 Orlando(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)67 Philadelphia(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)56 Phoenix(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)58 Pittsburg(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)51 Portland, Me.(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)25 Portland, Ore(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)40 Providence(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)41 Raleigh(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)56 Rapid City(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)29 Reno(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)26 Richmond(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)59 St. Louis(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)52 St. Prba-Tamna(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)64 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)49 San Antonio(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)47 San Diego(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)58 San Francisco(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)54 San Juan(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)78 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)50 Seattle(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)44 Shreveport(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)51 Sloux Falls(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)27 Spokane(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)37 Syracuse(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)43 Topeka(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)46 Tucson(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)45 Tulsa%H68(COLUMN)47 Washington(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)60 Wichita(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)43(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberden(COLUMN)pt. Cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Amsterdam(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Ankarna(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Athens(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Auckland(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)52 Berlin(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Birmingham(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Brussels(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Casablanca(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)77 Coperhagen(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Dublin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Geneva(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Hong Kong(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)75 Lisbon(COLUMN)pt, cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 London(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Magrid(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Malta(COLUMN)pt. Cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Manila(COLUMN)Cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)29 Moscow(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)3 p.m. New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Nice(COLUMN)pt. clyd.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Oslo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 paris(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Peking(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Rome(COLUMN)pt.cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Saigon(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)79 Sofia(COLUMN)pt. Cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Stockholm(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Sydney(COLUMN)pt. Cldy.(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)77 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)77 Tokyo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Tunis(COLUMN)pt. Cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Vienna(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Warsaw(COLUMN)cludy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapulco(COLUMN)pt. Cldy.(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)77 Barbabbs(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)78 Bernaugha(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)70 Fogote(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)46 Calgary(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)32 Callacan(COLUMN)sunny(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)68 Edmonton(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)30 Havana(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)72 Kingston(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)77 Montego(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)75 Mexico City(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)50 Montgomery(COLUMN)sunny(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)59 Montreal(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)41 Nassau(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)67 Ottawa(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)37 Regina(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)36 St. Kitts(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)74 Toronto(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)43 Verecruz(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)72 Winnipeg(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)32(END TABLE)