Washington: Today -- Synny, high in upper 40s, low in upper 20s. The chance of precipitation is near zero through tonight. Wind will be from the northwest at from 5 to 15 mph. Monday -- Sunny, high in mid 40s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today --Sunny, highs from the 40s to the low 50s, lows from the teens to the 20s. Monday -- Sunny, highs from the 30s to the 40s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today -- Fair with visibility of more than 5 miles. Wind will be from the northwest at up to 22 knots. Waves in ice-free waters will be from 2 to 3 feet.

Extended Area Forecast for Tuesday through Thursday: Fair through the period. Highs will be in the 30s, lows in the 20s. Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a high of 49 and a low of 31.

WEst Virginia: Today -- Partly cloudy, highs from the low 30s to near 40, lows from near 7 to near near 40, lows from near 7 to near 20. Monday -- Sunny highs from the low 30s to near 40.

The National Weather Forecast for today -- Rain will cover most of Washington State, portions of Idaho and Utah, as well as most of Florida. Snow will extend from the northern and central Rockies into the central and northern Plains, with snow also possible in portions of the middle Mississippi Valley. Snow will also extend from the Great Lakes into northern New England. Sunny into mostly sunny skies are likely throughout much of the remainder of the country. Mild temperatures are forecast from the West Coast to the Rockies, and through most of Texas into parts of the lower Mississippi Valley. The remainder of country will be cold.

Almanac Data for today: Sun rises 6:45 a.m., sets 5:57 p.m. Moon rises 9:53 p.m., sets 8:36 a.m. Tides: high 10:08 a.m. and 10:29 p.m., low 4:31 a.m. and 4:59 p.m. High and low tides at the following locations may be obtained by subtracting the hours indicated from the hours above: Annapolis (1 1/2); Bloody Point Lighthouse (4 1/2); Deale, Md., (4 1/2); Colonia Beach (6); Norkolk (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 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. period was 25 for the pollutant, carbon monoxide. Index values between zero and 25 indicates good 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 indicates that the air quality will deteriorate.

The National Weather Service forecasts the Potomac River stage at Little Falls should be near 4 feet today. (TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 midnt.(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)50 1 a.m.(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)50 2 a.m.(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)48 3 a.m.(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)54 4 a.m.(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)56 5 a.m.(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)61 6 a.m.(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)66 7 a.m.(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)69 8 a.m.(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)75 9 a.m.(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)69 10 a.m.(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)67 11 a.m.(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)57 12 noon(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)47 1 p.m.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)40 2 p.m.(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)38 3 p.m.(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)35 4 p.m.(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)35 5 p.m.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)35 6 p.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)37(END TABLE)

Temperatures ending 7 a.m. (EST) yesterday: (TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)21 Albuquerque(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)27 Amarillo(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)30 Anchorage(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)38 Asheville(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)23 Atlanta(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)35 Atlantic City(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)31 Austin(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)60 Baltimore(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)31 Billings(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)10 Birmingham(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)33 Bismarck(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)1 Boise(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)36 Boston(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)30 Brownsville(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)62 Buffalo(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)25 Burlington(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)7 Casper(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)21 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)31 Charleston, WVa.(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)31 Charlotte(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)31 Cheyenne(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)25 Chicago(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)26 Cincinnati(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)31 Cleveland(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)28 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)28 Columbus(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)29 Dal.-Ft. Worth(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)44 Dayton(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)30 Denver(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)30 Des Moines(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)17 Detroit(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)30 Duluth(COLUMN)27(COLUMN)11 El Paso(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)42 Fairbanks(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)22 Fargo(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)2 Flagstaff(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)23 Great Falls(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)10 Hartford(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)26 Helena(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)25 Honolulu(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)64 Houston(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)58 Indianapolis(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)34 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)38 Jacksonville(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)36 Juneau(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)22 Kansas City(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)24 Las Vegas(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)46 Little Rock(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)43 Los Angeles(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)51 Louisville(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)33 Memphis(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)43 Miami Beach(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)50 Midland-Odessa(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)37 Milwaukee(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)28 Mpls.-St. Paul(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)8 Nashville(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)40 New Orleans(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)41 New York(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)32 Norfolk(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)32 North Platta(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)25 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)34 Omaha(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)15 Orlando(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)37 Philadelphia(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)26 Phoenix(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)51 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)30 Portland, Maine(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)19 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)39 Providence(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)26 Raleigh(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)31 Rapid City(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)14 Reno(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)31 Richmond(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)29 St. Louis(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)30 St. Prbg.-Tampa(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)36 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)35 San Antonio(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)60 San Diego(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)57 San Francisco(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)53 San Juan(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)76 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)16 Seattle(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)42 Shreveport(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)42 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)6 Spokane(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)35 Syracuse(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)24 Topeka(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)32 Tucson(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)44 Tulsa(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)31 Washington(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)33 Wichita(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)30(END TABLE)

Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Amsterdam(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Ankara(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Athens(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Auckland(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)66 Berlin(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Birmingham(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Brussels(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Cairo(COLUMN)fog(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Copenhagen(COLUMN)fog(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Dublin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Geneva(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)45 Hong Kong(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Lisbon(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)59 London(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Madrid(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Malta(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Manila(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)77 Moscow(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)19 New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Nice(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Oslo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)28 Paris(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Peking(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)37 Rome(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Saigon(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)86 Sofia(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Stockholm(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Sydney(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Tokyo(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)41 Tunis(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Vienna(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)41 Warsaw(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(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)73 Barbados(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)72 Bermuda(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)60 Bogota(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)35 Calgary(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)7 Culiacan(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)57 Edmonton(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)--13 Havana(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)61 Kingston(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)79 Montego Bay(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)66 Mexico City(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)42 Monterry(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)50 Montreal(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)7 Nassau(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)59 Ottawa(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)9 Regina(COLUMN)snow(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)1 St. Kitts(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)73 St. Thomas(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)73 Toronto(COLUMN)snow(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)25 Vancouver(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)43 Veracruz(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)57 Winnipeg(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)4(END TABLE)