Washington: Today - Increasing cloudiness with a chance of light snow, high near 40, low in the 20s. The chance of precipitations is 10 percent today increasing to 40 percent tonight. Winds will be from the northwest at 8 to 12 knots.Friday - Partly cloudy and windy, high near 40.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - increasing cloudiness with a chance of light snow, high in the upper 30s, low in the 20s. Friday - Partly cloudy, windy and cold, high in the 60s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay - Increasing cloudiness with a chance of light snow tonight. Winds will be southwesterly at 15 knots shifting to the northwest at 12 to 22 knots during the night. Waves will average near 2 feet. Visibility will be 5 miles or more diminishing to less than 1 mile in snow.

West Virginia: Today - Light snow tapering off to flurries on Friday, high both days will range from the mid 20s to mid 30s, lows from 10 above the low 20s.

Extended Area Forecast for Saturday through Monday - Fair and very cold through the period. Highs will average in the 30s, lows in the 20s, except colder in the mountains. Normal Washington temperatures are a high of 48 and a low of 30.

The national weather forecast for today - Snow and snow showers are likely through the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions. Snow is also likely in portions of North Carolina. There is a chance of rain in the Pacific Northwest. Skies over the remainder of the country will be mostly sunny. Temperatures will be cold from the Mississippi Valley eastward. The remainder of the nation can expect cool to mild conditions.

Washington data at 7 p.m. (EST) yesterday: Highest temperature since 7 a.m. yesterday, 34 degrees at 3:10 p.m. Lowest temperatures since midnight, 21 degrees at 6:40 a.m. Deficiency of temperature since Feb. 1, 138 degrees. Deficiency of temperature since Jan. 1, 228 degrees. Record high temperature for today, 78 degrees in 1874. Record low temperature for today, 11 degrees in 1907. Relative humidity: Maximum, 55 per cent at 7 a.m.; Minimum, 33 per cent at 4 p.m. 24 hour precipitation, none.Deficiency of precipitation since Feb. 1, 1.44 inches. Excess of precipitation since Jan. 1, 3.05 inches. Highest observed wind since 7 a.m. 25 miles per hour from the northwest at 11:53 a.m. Peak gust since 7 a.m., 37 miles per hour from the northwest at 11:52 a.m. Local Temp., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 midnight(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)45 1 a.m.(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)51 2 a.m.(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)51 3 a.m.(COLUMN)27(COLUMN)46 4 a.m.(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)48 5 a.m.(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)48 6 a.m.(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)52 7 a.m.(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)55 8 a.m.(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)55 9 a.m.(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)50 10 a.m.(COLUMN)27(COLUMN)46 11 a.m.(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)43 12 noon(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)38 1 p.m.(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)38 2 p.m.(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)36 3 p.m.(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)35 4 p.m.(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)33 5 p.m.(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)34 6 p.m.(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)36 7 p.m.(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)39(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 7 a.m. (EST) yesterday:(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)04 Albuquerque(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)26 Amarillo(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)33 Anchorage(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)30 Asheville(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)15 Atlanta(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)21 Atlantic City(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)19 Austin(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)28 Baltimore(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)20 Billings(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)30 Birmingham(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)20 Bismark(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)26 Boise(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)38 Boston(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)17 Brownsville(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)34 Buffalo(COLUMN)19(COLUMN)02 Burlington, Vt.(COLUMN)21(COLUMN)09 Casper(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)19 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)32 Charlton, W.Va.(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)14 Charlotte(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)24 Chevenne(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)28 Chicago(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)08 Cincinnati(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)08 Cleveland(COLUMN)26(COLUMN)06 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)27 Columbus(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)09 Dal. Ft. Worth(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)26 Dayton(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)14 Denver(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)29 Des Moines(COLUMN)19(COLUMN)01 Detroit(COLUMN)26(COLUMN)07 Duluth(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)10 El Paso(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)29 Fairbanks(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)21 Fargo(COLUMN)13(COLUMN)12 Flagstaff(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)12 Great Falls(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)23 Hartford(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)11 Helena(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)26 Honolulu(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)64 Houston(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)36 Indianapolis(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)05 Jackson(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)16 Jacksonville(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)32 Juneau(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)32 Kansas City(COLUMN)21(COLUMN)07 as Vegas(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)41 Little Rock(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)17 Los Angeles(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)58 Louisville(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)15 Memphis(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)19 Miami Beach(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)46 Midland(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)29 Milwaukee(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)05 Mpls. St. Paul(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)03 Nashville(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)14 New Orleans(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)29 New York(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)18 Norfolk(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)26 North Platte(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)14 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)19 Omaha(COLUMN)20(COLUMN)09 Orlando(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)35 Philadelphia(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)14 Phoenix(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)52 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)12 Portland, Me.(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)02 Portland, Or.(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)36 Providence(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)13 Raleigh(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)24 Rapid City(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)36 Reno(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)27 Richmond(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)24 St. Louis(COLUMN)26(COLUMN)10 St. Prog.-Tampa(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)39 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)32 San Antonio(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)26 San Diego(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)55 San Francisco(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)53 San Juan(COLUMN)91(COLUMN)72 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)15(COLUMN)02 Seattle(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)42 Shreveport(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)13 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)19(COLUMN)07 Spokane(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)36 Syracuse(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)05 Topeka(COLUMN)24(COLUMN)05 Tucson(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)45 Tulsa(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)18 Washington(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)21 Wichita(COLUMN)26(COLUMN)17(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Amsterdam(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Ankara(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)34 Athens(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Auckland(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)68 Berlin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)37 Birmingham(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)45 Brussels(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)45 Casablanca(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)70 Copenhagen(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)30 Dublin(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Geneva(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Hong Kong(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Lisbon(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)55 London(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Madrid(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Malta(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Manila(COLUMN)clear (COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)79 Moscow(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)18 New Delhi(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Nice(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Oslo(COLUMN)snow(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)23 Paris(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)45 Peking(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)37 Rome(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Saigon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Sofia(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Stockholm(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)23 Tel Aviv(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Tyoky(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Tunis(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Vienna(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)25 Warsaw(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)27(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapulco(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)77 Bermuda(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)60 Bogota(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)31 Calgary(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)16 Fuliacan(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)52 Edmonton(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)19 Havana(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)61 Kingston(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)73 Montego Bay(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)73 LMexico City(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)42 Monterrey(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)37 Montreal(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)18(COLUMN)09 Nassau(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)57 Ottawa(COLUMN)snow(COLUMN)18(COLUMN)09 Regina(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)27 St. Kitts(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)73 St. Thomas(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)73 Toronto(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)21(COLUMN)03 Vancouver(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)43 Veracruz(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)57 Winnipeg(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)16(COLUMN)10(END TABLE)