Washington: Today - Rain, high near 70, low in low 60s. The chance of rain is 80 per cent today and 60 per cent tonight. Saturday - Rain high near 70.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Rain, highs from the 60s to the 70s, lows in the 60s. Saturday - Rain, high near 70.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Rain with visibility of from 2 to 4 miles.Wind will be from the northeast at from 10 to 15 knots. Waves in unprotected waters will be less than 2 feet.

Extended Area Forecast for Sunday, through Tuesday: Chance of showers through Monday, partly cloudy on Tuesday. 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 42.

West Virginia: Today - Rain, highs in the 60s, lows from the mid 40s to the mid 50s. Saturday - Rain, nights in the 60s.

The National Weather Forecast for today - Rain will extend from New England through the Carolinas across the lower two-thirds of the Applachians, the upper Great Lakes, the Ohio valley, the Tennesse Valley and the central half of the Mississippi Valley and Oklahoma. Showers and occasional thunderstorms will scatter over Florida. Temperatures will be seasonably mid over the Atlantic Coast from Florida through New England, across the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes through the upper Mississippi Valley and northern Plains. It will also be mid from inland portions of the Southeast across New Mexico. Temperatures over the remainder of the nation will be cool.

Almanac Data For today - Sunrises 6:38 a.m., sets 5:05 p.m.; noon sets 1:08. Tides: High 1:09 a.m., and 1:42 p.m. Low 8:25 a.m. and 8:43 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).

The Council of Governments Air Quality Index for yesterday share the high reading in the Washington are during the 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. period was 18 for the pollutant carbon monoxide. Index values between zero and 24 indicate about 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 indicated that the air quality will be good.

The National Weather Service forecasts the Potomac River stage at Little Falls should be near 3.2 feet today.

Washington data at 3 p.m. (EDT) yesterday: Highest temperatures since 5 a.m. yesterday, at degrees at 10:42 a.m. Lowest temperatures since midnight 64 degrees at 1 a.m. Excess of temperatures since November 1, 20 degrees. Excess of temperatures since Jan. 1, 452 degrees in 1879. Relative humidity maximum 84 per cent at 2 a.m. Minimum 51 per cent at 11 a.m. 24 hour precipitation since November 1 go inches. Excess at precipitation since Jan 1, 6.57 inches. Highest considered wind since 5 a.m. 106 miles per hour from the northeast gust since 6 a.m. Midwest per hour from the northeast at 2:32 a.m. Local Temp., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.THH. 12 mid 68 70 1 a.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)84 2 a.m.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)84 3 a.m.(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)70 4 a.m.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)84 5 a.m.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)65 7 a.m.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)34 8 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)53 9 a.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)34 10 a.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)80 11 a.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)97 12 noon(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)84 1 p.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)83 2 p.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)80 3 p.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)84 4 p.m.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)58 5 p.m. 60(COLUMN)46 6 p.m.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)64 7 p.m.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)64(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (EST) yesterday:(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albamy(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)42 Albuquerque(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)36 Amarillo(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)62 Anchorage(COLUMN)24(COLUMN)30 Asheville(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)59 Atlanta(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)59 Atlantic City(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)61 Austin(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)47 Baltimore(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)62 Billings(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)29 Birmingham(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)64 Mismarck(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)32 Boise(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)26 boston(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)51 Broansville(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)50 Buffalo(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)56 Burlington(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)54 Casper(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)27 Charlton,S.C.(COLUMN)93(COLUMN)66 Carlton,W.VA.(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)57 Charlotte(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)29 Chevenhe(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)29 Chicago(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)60 Cincinnati(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)61 Cleveland(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)60 Columbia.S.C.(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)65 Columbus(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)54 Dan.Ft.Agerh(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)46 Dayton(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)63 Denver(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)36 Des Vones(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)30 Detroit(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)51 Duluth(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)40 El Paso(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)31 Forebanks(COLUMN)8(COLUMN)3 Fargo(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)29 Flagstaff(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)25 Great Falls(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)29 Harthford(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)45 helena(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)29 Honolulu(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)79 Houston(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)50 Indianapolis(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)62 Jackson, Miss(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)93 Jacksonville(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)65 Jumeau(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)35 Kansas City(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)52 Las Vegas(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)37 Little Puck(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)43 Los Angeles(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)57 Louisville(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)63 Mermons(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)60 Miami Beach(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)76 Midland Odessia(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)38 Minnacker(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)56 Mphs.St.Paul(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)36 Nashville(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)80 New Orleans(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)47 New York(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)56 Norfolk(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)80 North Fuma(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)30 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)52 Camura(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)63 Orlianda(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)64 Philadelphia(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)61 Phoenix(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)57 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)56 Perth and Maime(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)41 portland Ore.(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)30 Providence(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)47 Rapid City(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)37 Remo(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)56 Richmond(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)65 St.Louis(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)57 St.Proby Tamca(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)66 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)35 San Antonio(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)43 San Francisco(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)57 San Juan(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)74 St.She Marie(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)52 Seattle(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)54 Shreveport(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)45 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)39 Scotland(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)24 40(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time%HTemp Apebeen(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m. Amsterdam(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m. Ankara(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)3 p.m. Athens(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)2 p.m. Auckland(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)midnight Berlin(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m. Birmingham(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m. Brussels(COLUMN)clody(COLUMN)1 p.m. Casaplanc(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)noon Copenhagen(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m. Dublin(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m. Geneva(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m. Hong Kong(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)6 p.m. Lisbon(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)noon London(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m. Madrid(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m. Malta(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m. Manila(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)8 p.m. 74 Moscow(COLUMN)snow(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)33 New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)39 Nice(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Oslo(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Paris(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Peking(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m. 56 Rome(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Saigon(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Sofia(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Stockholm(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Sydney(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)11 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)75 Tokyo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Tunis(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)67 Vienna(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Warsaw(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)43(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapulco(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)70 Barbados(COLUMN)pt.Cldy(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)76 Bermuda(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)70 Bogota(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)46 Calgary(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)23 Edmonton(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)13 Havana(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)72 Kingston(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)75 Montego Bay(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)75 Mexico City(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)55 Midterrey(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)50 Montreal(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)50 Nassau(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)68 Ottawa(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)64 Regina(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)23 St.Kings(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)73 St.Thomas(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)77 Toronta(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)45 Vancouver(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)37 Veracruz(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)70 Vimiosa(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)39(END TABLE)