Washington: Today - Rain, high in the mid 40s, low in the near 40s. The chance of precipitation near 100 percent today and 60 percent tonight. Wind will be from the Northeast at from 10 to 15 mph. Monday - Variably cloudy, high in the mid 50s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Rain, highs from near 40 to the 50s, lows from the 30s to near 40. Monday - Variably cloudy, highs from the 40s to the mid 50s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - rain with visibility of less than 3 miles. Wind will be from the Northeast at from 15 to [WORD ILLEGIBLE] knots this morning, becoming variable at from 10 to 18 knots this afternoon. Waves in uprotected waters will be from 2 to 3 feet.

Extended Area Forecast for Tuesday through Thursday: Partly cloudy and mild through the period with a chance of rain on Thursday. Highs will be from the low to mid 60s, lows from the low to mid 40s. Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a high of 60 and a low of 39.

The National Weather Forecast for today - Snow will fall from the southern Lake Michigan area to northern New England. Rain will reach from the Ohio Valley and lower Great Lakes through central New England, across the Appalachians and Atlantic Coast to North Carolina. Rain will scatter over the Northwest, with some snow in the higher mountains. Skies will be sunny from the Gulf Coast through the Southwest, and from the Mississippi balley through much of the Rockies. Temperatures will be mild from the Southwest through the Great Basin, across the Rockies and the northern half of the Plains. Elsewhere readings will be cool to cold.

Almanac Data for today: Sun rises 6:03 a.m., sets 6:26 p.m.; Moon rises 8:48 p.m., sets 7:13 a.m.

Tides: High 3:29 a.m. and 3:57 p.m., low 9:04 a.m. and 9:29 p.m. High and low tides at the following locations may be obtained by subtracting the hours indicated from the hours above; Annapolis (3 1/4); Bloody Point Lighthouse (4 1/2); Deale, Md. (4 1/2); Colonial Beach (5 3/4); Norfolk (1); Virginia Beach (3/4); Solomons Island (6 1/4); Point Lookout (7).

The National Weather Service forecasts the Potomac River stage at Little Falls should be near 7 feet today. Local Temp. Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. (SECTION) 12 mid.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)31 1 a.m.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)34 2 a.m.(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)38 3 a.m.(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)38 4 a.m.(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)39 5 a.m.(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)41 6 a.m.(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)41 7 a.m.(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)43 8 a.m.(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)43 9 a.m.(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)41 10 a.m.(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)43 11 a.m.(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)43 12 noon(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)45 1 p.m.(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)48 2 p.m.(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)50 3 p.m.(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)57 4 p.m.(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)62 5 p.m.(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)64 6 p.m.(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)67 Temperatures ending 7 a.m. (EST) yesterday:$.m.(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)67 (END TABLE) Temperatures ending 7 a.m. (EST) yesterday:(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)17 Albuquerque(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)36 Amarillo(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)30 Anchorage(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)27 Asheville(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)48 Atlanta(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)56 Atlantic City(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)37 Austin(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)44 Baltimore(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)38 Billings(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)33 Birmingham(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)59 Bismark(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)32 Boise(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)44 Boston(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)24 Brownsville(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)59 Buffalo(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)21 Burlington(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)13 Casper(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)28 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)58 Charlesto, WVa.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)44 Charlotte(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)46 Cheyenne(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)31 Chicago(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)27 Cincinnati(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)33 Cleveland(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)26 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)59 Columbus(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)33 Dal. Ft. Worth(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)39 Dayton(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)30 Denver(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)30 Des Moines(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)25 Detroit(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)26 Duluth(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)13 El Paso(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)53 Fairbanks(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)10 Fargo(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)27 Flagstaff(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)25 Great Falls(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)33 Hartford(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)24 Helena(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)33 Honolulu(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)69 Houston(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)20 Indianapolis(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)34 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)48 Jacksonville(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)60 Juneau(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)32 Kansas City(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)27 Las Vegas(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)50 Little Rock(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)35 Los Angeles(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)59 Louisville(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)39 Memphis(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)42 Miami Beach(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)65 Midland-Odessa(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)39 Milwaukee(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)27 Mpls.-St. Paul(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)24 Nashville(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)53 New Orleans(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)59 New York(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)29 Norfolk(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)43 North Platte(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)26 Oaklahoma City(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)32 Omaha(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)27 Orlando(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)64 Philadelphia(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)33 Phoenix$81(COLUMN)58 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)33 Portland, Maine(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)14 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)48 Providence(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)23 Releigh(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)47 Rapid City(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)36 Reno(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)31 Richmond(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)41 St. Louis(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)32 St. Prbg.-Tampa(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)65 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)35 San Antonio(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)44 San Diego(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)57 San Francisco(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)55 San Juan(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)72 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)21(COLUMN)-1 Seattle(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)50 Shreveport(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)42 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)21 Spokane(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)43 Syracuse(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)17 Ropeka(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)27 Tuscon(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)49 Tulsa(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)32 Washington(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)41 Wichita(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)30(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)pt. cidy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Amsterdam(COLUMN) cidy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Ankara(COLUMN)pt. cidy(COLUMN) 3 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Athens(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN) 2 p.m.(COLUMN)5 Auckland(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)61 Berlin(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Birmingham(COLUMN) rain(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Brussels(COLUMN) cidy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Cairo(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN) 2 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Casablanca(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN) noon(COLUMN)66 Copenhagen(COLUMN) rain(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)37 Dublin(COLUMN) rain(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Geneva(COLUMN) cidy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)45 Hong Kong(COLUMN) rain(COLUMN) 8 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Lisbon(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN) noon(COLUMN)66 London(COLUMN) cidy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Madrid(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Malta(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Manila(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN) 8 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Moscow(COLUMN) cidy(COLUMN) 3 p.m.(COLUMN)39 New Delhi(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN) 5 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Nice(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Oslo(COLUMN) snow(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)34 Paris(COLUMN) cidy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Peking(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN) 8 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Rome(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Saigon(COLUMN) cidy(COLUMN) 8 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Sofia(COLUMN) rain(COLUMN) 2 p.m.(COLUMN)37 Stockholm(COLUMN)pt. cidy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)37 Sydney(COLUMN) cidy(COLUMN) 10 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Tel Alviv(COLUMN) cidy(COLUMN) 2 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Tokyo(COLUMN) cidy(COLUMN) 9 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Tunis(COLUMN)pt. cidy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Vienna(COLUMN) cidy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Warsaw(COLUMN)pt.cidy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN) 4(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapulco(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)70 Barbados(COLUMN)pt. cidy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)79 Bermuda(COLUMN) cloudy(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)65 Bogota(COLUMN) cloudy(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)46 Calgary(COLUMN) fog(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)36 Edmonton(COLUMN) cloudy(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)28 Havana(COLUMN) fair(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)75 Montego Bay(COLUMN) fair(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)72 Mexico City(COLUMN) fair(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)50 Monterrey(COLUMN) cloudy(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)61 Montreal(COLUMN)pt. cidy(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)7 Nassau(COLUMN) fair(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)61 Ottawa(COLUMN) cloudy(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)12 Regina(COLUMN) rain(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)30 St. Kitts(COLUMN)pt. cidy(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)72 St. Thomas(COLUMN) fair (COLUMN)86(COLUMN)75 Toronto(COLUMN) cloudy(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)16 Vancouver(COLUMN) cloudy(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)48 Veracruz(COLUMN) cloudy(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)66 Winnipeg(COLUMN) cloudy(COLUMN)32(COLUMN)28(END TABLE)