Washington: Today - Variable cloudiness, windy and cold with snow flurries likely, high in the upper 30s, low in the teens. Chance of precipitation on 70 per cent today, diminishing to 20 per cent tonight, Sunday - Partly cloudy and cold, high near 30.

Maryland: Today - Variable cloudiness, windy and cold with snow flurries likely, highs ranging from the 20s to mid 30s, lows from 15 to 20. Sunday - Partly cloudy and cold, high in the mid 20s.

Virginia: Today - Variable cloudiness windy and cold with snow flurries likely, highs ranging from the 20s to mid 30s, lows in the teens. Sunday - Partly cloudy, high in the 20s.

Extended Area Outlook for Monday through Wednesday - Fair Monday and Tuesday with snow or rain, expected on Wednesday. Highs will be mainly in the 20s and low 10s lows in the teens. Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a high of 43 and a low of 25.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay - Chance of snow possibly mixed with or changing to sleet or freezing rain. Winds will be notify at 12 to 20 knots. Visibility will be 1 to 3 miles becoming less than 1 mile in precipitation.

West Virginia: Today - Snow showers likely, highs will range from the mid 20s to mid 30s. Sunday - partly cloudy highs from the mid teens to mid 20s.

The National Weather Forecast for Today - Rain will cover the Pacific Coast region, the Central and the Northern Plateau and portions of the central Rockies. Snow is likely in some of the higher elevations. Snow will extend from southern Wisconsin to Alabama and, eastward to the Apalachians and northern New England. Rain is probable from North Carolina to southern New England. Mild temperatures are expected in portions of the southern Plateau and southern Rockies. It will be very cold over most of the eastern central Plains and the lower and middle Mississippi Valley to the Gulf and southern half of the Atlantic Coast. Seasonably cold temperatures are expected over the remainder of the nation.

Almanac Data for today - Sun Rises 7:26 a.m., sets 5:09 p.m.; moon rise 10:50 a.m., sets 11:33 a.m; Tides: high 12:17 a.m. and low 6:34 a.m. and 7:12 p.m. High and low tides at the following locations may be obtained by substracting the hours indicated from the tides above. Annapolis (1 1/2), Bloody - Point Lighthouse (1 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 showed the high reading in the Washington area during the noon period was for the pollutant, sulfur dioxide. Index values between 0 and 24 indicate good air quality. When the index exceeds 100 the air is considered very unhealthy and indiviabals with lung, heart and eye ailments are urged to restrict their activity. The forecast for today indicates that the air quality will remain good.

The National Weather Service forecasts the Potomac River stage at Little Falls should remain between 4.8 and 4.9 feet today. Local Temp., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 midnight(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)43 1 a.m.(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)49 2 a.m.(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)58 3 a.m.(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)63 4 a.m.(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)66 5 a.m.(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)69 6 a.m.(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)69 7 a.m.(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)72 8 a.m.(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)75 9 a.m.(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)72 10 a.m.(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)75 11 a.m.(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)75 12 noon(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)78 1 a.m.(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)78 2 p.m.(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)78 3 p.m.(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)75 4 p.m.(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)72 5 p.m.(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)72 6 p.m.(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)69 7 p.m.(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)69(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (EST) yesterday:(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albay(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)20 Albuquerque(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)30 Amerilio(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)23 Anchorage(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)21 Asheville(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)26 Atlanta(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)29 Atlantic City(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)28 Austin(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)33 Baltimore(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)27 Billings(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)14 Birmingham(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)30 Bismarck(COLUMN)21(COLUMN)01 Bose(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)33 Boston(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)27 Brownsville(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)43 Buffalo(COLUMN)27(COLUMN)18 Burlington, Vt.(COLUMN)14(COLUMN)00 Casder(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)17 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)44 Charleston, W.Ya(COLUMN)24(COLUMN)21 Charlotte(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)35 Chevenne(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)22 Chicago(COLUMN)17(COLUMN)15 Cincinnati(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)11 Cleveland(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)19 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)32 Columbus(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)13 Del-Ft. Worth(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)27 Dayton(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)17 Denver(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)21 Des Moines(COLUMN)20(COLUMN)11 Detroit(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)20 Duluth(COLUMN)17(COLUMN)05 El Paso(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)37 Fairbanks(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)02 Fargo(COLUMN)14(COLUMN)06 Flagstaff(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)13 Great Falls(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)07 Hartford(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)22 Helena(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)23 Honolulu(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)63 Houston(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)35 Indianapolis(COLUMN)24(COLUMN)21 Jackson(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)32 Jacksonville(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)58 Juneau(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)29 Kansas City(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)15 Las Vegas(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)38 Lttle Rock(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)25 Los Angeles(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)54 Louisville(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)24 Memphis(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)29 Miami Beach(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)67 Midland(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)28 Milwaukee(COLUMN)16(COLUMN)15 Mpls. - St. Paul(COLUMN)14(COLUMN)09 Nashville(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)30 New Orleans(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)40 New York(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)29 Norfolk(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)36 North Platte(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)18 Oklahama City(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)16 Omaha(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)17 Orfando(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)58 Philadelphia(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)26 Phoenix(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)46 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)22 Portland, Me.(COLUMN)27(COLUMN)13 Portland, Or.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)42 Providence(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)24 Raleigh(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)32 Rapid City(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)16 Reno(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)38 ichmond(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)29 St. Louis(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)18 St. PRBO-Tampa(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)60 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)32 San Antonio(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)30 San Diego(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)55 San Francisco(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)55 San Juan(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)70 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)10 Seattle(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)41 Shreveport(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)30 Sloux Falls(COLUMN)20(COLUMN)16 Sookane(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)31 Syracuse(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)16 Topeka(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)09 Tucson(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)39 Tulsa(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)12 Washington(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)30 Wichita(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)14(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)T. Aberdeen(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Amsterdam(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Ankara(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Athens(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Auckland(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)63 Berlin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)37 Birmingham(COLUMN)smoke(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Brussels(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)34 Casablanca(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)52 Copenhagen(COLUMN)cloucy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)32 Dubin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Geneva(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Hong Kong(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Lisbon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)48 London(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)37 Marrid(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Matta(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Manila(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)79 Moscow(COLUMN)snow(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)30 New Delhi(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Nice(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)41 Osio(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)32 Paris(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Peking(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)28 Rome(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Saigon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Sofia(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)41 Stockholm(COLUMN)snow(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)25 Sydney(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Tokyo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Tunis(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Vienna(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)41 Warsaw(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)32(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acaoulca(COLUMN)pt. cloudy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)72 Barhados(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)75 Bermuda(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)57 Havana(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)55 Kingston(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)73 Montego Bay(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)71 Mexico City(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)45 Monterrey(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)43 Nassao(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)64 St. Kitts(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)72 Veracruz(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)61(END TABLE)