Washington: Today - Sunny, high in the upper 30s, low near 20. The chance of precipitation is near zero through tonight. Tuesday - Partly cloudy, high in the upper 30s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Sunny, highs from the 20s to the 30s, lows in the teens. Tuesday - Partly cloudy, highs from the mid 20s to the 30s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Fair, visibility of more than 5 miles. Wind will be from the west at less than 25 knots today, dropping to from 8 to 15 knots tonight. Waves in unprotected waters will be less than 3 feet.

Extended Area Forecast for Wednesday through Friday: Partly cloudy through the period, highs ranging from the 20s to the 30s on Wednesday to the low 60s by Friday. Lows will be from near 5 to the 20s on Wednesday, to the 30s by Friday. Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a high of 43 and a low of 28.

West Virginia: Today - Partly cloudy, snow flurries, highs from the teens to the 20s, lows near 5 to the teens. Tuesday - Partly cloudy, highs from the upper teens to the upper 20s.

The National Weather Forecast for today. Scattered snow flurries are expected from the northern Plains and upper Mississippi Valley, across the Great Lakes into the central and northern Appalachains. Snow squalls may be heavy over parts of western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. Occasional flurries may also fail from the central Rockies and central Plateau, northward into the northern Rockies. There will be a chance of showers in the Pacific northwest and in central and northern California. The remainder of the nation will have mostly sunny skies. [WORD ILLEGIBLE] will continue cold over most of the country. Mild temperature will be restricted to the southern Pacific Coast eastward into the central Plains.

Almanac Data for today - Sun rises 7:25 a.m., sets 4:52 p.m.; moon rises 6:17 p.m., sets 7:52 a.m.

Tides: High 8:34 a.m. and 8:49 p.m., low 3:04 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. High and low tides at the following locations may 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).

Washington data at 7 p.m. (EDT) yesterday: Highest temperature since 7 a.m. yesterday, 53 degrees at 2:30 a.m. Lowest temperature since midnight, 39 degrees at 6:03 p.m. Excess of temperature since Dec. 1, 61 degrees. Excess of temperature since Jan 1, 62 degrees. Record high temperature for today, 72 degrees in 1889. Record low temperature for today, 4 degrees in 1935. Relative humidity: Maximum, 90 per cent at 7 a.m. Minimum, 35 per cent at 5 p.m. 24 hour precipitation, .7 inches. Excess of precipitation since Dec. 1, 2.13 inches. Deficiency of precipitation since Jan. 1, 2.38 inches. Highest observed wind since 7 a.m. 17 miles per hour from the north west at 11:53 a.m. Peak gust since 7 a.m., 28 miles per hour from the northwest at 3:38 p.m.

The National Weather Service forecasts the Potomac River stage at Little Falls should be near 4.0 feet today. Local Temp., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 midnight(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)80 1 a.m.(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)80 2 a.m.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)83 3 a.m.(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)83 4 a.m.(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)83 5 a.m.(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)86 6 a.m.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)86 7 a.m.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)90 8 a.m.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)86 9 a.m.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)86 10 a.m.(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)80 11 a.m.(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)54 12 noon(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)63 1 p.m.(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)54 2 p.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)48 3 p.m.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)44 4 p.m.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)40 5 p.m.(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)35 6 p.m.(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)39 7 p.m.(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)41(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (EST) yesterday:(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)31 Albuquerque(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)24 Amarilla(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)14 Anchorage(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)23 Asheville(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)39 Atlanta(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)47 Atlantic City(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)44 Austin(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)48 Baltimore(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)44 Billings(COLUMN)15(COLUMN) 6 Birmingham(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)46 Bismarck(COLUMN)11(COLUMN) 1 Boise(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)35 Boston(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)39 Brownsville(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)58 Buffalo(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)32 Burlington(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)34 Casper(COLUMN)18(COLUMN) 5 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)52 Charlton, W.Va.(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)37 Charlotte(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)50 Chesenne(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)11 Cincinnati(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)18 Cleveland(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)26 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)45 Columbus(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)25 Dal.-Ft. Worth(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)32 Dayton(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)19 Denver(COLUMN)47(COLUMN) 8 Des Moines(COLUMN)40(COLUMN) 8 Detroit(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)21 Duluth(COLUMN)12(COLUMN)11 El Paso(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)35 Fairbanks(COLUMN)20(COLUMN) 3 Fargo(COLUMN) 8(COLUMN) 4 Flagstaff(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)18 Great Falls(COLUMN) 5(COLUMN)11 Hartford(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)34 Helena(COLUMN)16(COLUMN) 5 Honolulu(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)70 Houston(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)54 Indianapolis(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)19 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)41 Jacksonville(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)51 Juneau(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)26 Kansas City(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)15 Las Vegas(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)40 Little Rock(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)26 Los Angeles(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)60 Louisville(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)22 Memphis(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)31 Miami Beach(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)68 Midland-Odessa(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)34 Milwaukee(COLUMN)37(COLUMN) 7 Mpls.-St. Paul(COLUMN)22(COLUMN) 8 Nashville(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)28 New Orleans(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)63 New York(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)41 Norfolk(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)48 North Platte(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)10 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)22 Omatha(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)13 Orlando(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)55 Philadelphia(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)42 Phoenix(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)54 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)34 Portland, Maine(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)29 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)37 Providence(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)33 Raleigh(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)48 Rapid City(COLUMN)19(COLUMN) 2 Reno(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)28 Richmond(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)47 St. Louis(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)17 St. Prbg.-Tampa(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)53 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)36 San Antonio(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)51 San Diego(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)59 San Francisco(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)53 San Juan(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)75 St. Stre. Marie(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)14 Seattle(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)40 Shreveport(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)41 Sloux Falls(COLUMN)23(COLUMN) 1 Spokane(COLUMN)18(COLUMN)13 Syracuse(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)40 Topeka(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)15 Tucson(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)47 Tulsa(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)22 Washington(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)47 Wichita(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)17(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)T. Abordeen(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Amsterdam(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Ankara(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN) 32 Athens(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Auckland(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)59 Berlin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Birmingham(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Brussels(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Casablanca(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)66 Copenhagen(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Dublin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)45 Geneva(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Hong Kong(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Lisbon(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)63 London(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Madrid(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Malta(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Manila(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Moscow(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)16 New Delhi(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Nice(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Oslo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)37 Paris(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Peking(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)21 Rome(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Saigon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Sofia(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Stockholm(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)20 Sydney(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Tokyo(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Tunis(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Vienna(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Warsaw(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)39(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapulco(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)68 Bermuda (COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)65 Calgary(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)12(COLUMN) 8 Edmonton(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN) 3(COLUMN)15 Havana (COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)68 Kingston(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)73 Montego Bay(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)70 Mexico City(COLUMN)hare(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)41 Monterrey(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)54 Montreal (COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)30 Nassau(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)61 Ottawa(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)28 Regina(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 1(COLUMN)11 St. Kitts(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)72 St. Thomas(COLUMN)sunny(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)73 Toronto(COLUMN)snow(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)27 Vancouver(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)32 Veracruz(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)59 Winnipeg(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 1(COLUMN)12(END TABLE)