Washington: Sunny, high in the upper 60s, low in the upper 30s. Wind will be from the northwest at from 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain is near zero through tonight. Thursday -- Fair, high in the upper 50s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today -- Sunny, highs from the 50s to the 60s lows in the 30s. Thursday -- Fair, highs in the 50s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today -- Sunny, with visibility of more than 5 miles. Wind will be from the northwest at less than 15 knots. Waves in uptrotected waters will be less than 1 foot.

West Virginla: Today -- Sunny, highs from the low 50s to near 60s lows from the mid 20s to the mid 30s. Thursday -- Sunny, high from the 50s to the low 60s.

Extended Area Forecast for Friday through Sunday. Chance of showers on Saturday or Sunday fair on Friday. Highs will be from the 60s to the mid 70s, lows from the 30s to near 50. Normal Washington temperature for the period are a high of 61 and a low of 40. The National Weather Forecasr for today -- Snow flurries will remain over northen New England, with cloudy skies extending into the estern Great Lakes. Showers will contiue along northern Pacific Coast. The remainder of the nation will have clear or partiy cloudy skies. Temperatures will be cool around the Great Lakes and in borthern New England, but mild weather will prevail elsewhere.

Almansc Data for today: Sun rises 5:58 a.M. Moon sets 9:26 p.m. Tides: high 11:20 a.m. and 11:23 p.m. low 5:33 a.m., and 6:23 p.m. High and low tides at the following locations may be obtained by subtracting the hours indicated from the hours above: Anapolis (3 1/4); Boloody Point Light-house (4 1/2); Deale, Md., (4 1/2); Colonial Beach (53/4); Norfolk (1); Virginia Beach (3/4); Solomons island (6 1/4); Point Lookout (7).

The Council of Governments' Air Quality Index for yesterday showed the high reading in the Washington area during the 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. period was 36 for the pollutant, photochemical oxidents. Index values between 25 and 49 indicate fair air quality. When the index exceeds 100 the air is considered very undert and eye ailments are ursed to restrict their activity. The forcecast for today indicates that the air quality will improve.

The National Weather Service forecasts the Potomac River stegat Little Falls should be near 7.5 feet today Local Temp., Hunidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 Midnite(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)61 1 a.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)63 2 a.m.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)61 3 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)61 4 a.m.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)60 5 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)58 6 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)58 7 a.m.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)56 8 a.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)56 9 a.m.(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)49 10 a.m.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)52 11 a.m.(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)47 12 noon(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)45 1 p.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)39 2 p.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)38 3 p.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)37 4 p.m.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)35 5 p.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)46 6 p.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)48 7 p.m.(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)55(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 7 a.m. (EST) yesterday:(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H(COLUMN)L Albany(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)35 Albuquerque(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)45 Amarillo(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)44 Anchorage(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)28 Asheville(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)36 Atlanta(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)36 Atlantic City(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)43 Austin(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)48 Baltimore(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)43 Billings(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)41 Birmingham(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)30 Bismarck(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)33 Boise(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)42 Boston(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)43 Brownsville(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)52 Buffalo(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)32 Burllngton(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)34 Casper(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)32 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)45 Ch'rl'st'n W.Va.(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)37 Charlotte(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)31 Cheyenne(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)32 Chicago(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)37 Cincinnati(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)32 Cleveland(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)34 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)32 Columbus(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)36 Dal. Ft. Worth(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)46 Dayton(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)34 Denver(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)40 Des Moines(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)41 Detroit(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)32 Duluth(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)29 El Paso(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)55 Fairbanks(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)13 Fargo(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)32 Flagstaff(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)28 Great Falls(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)37 Hartford(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)38 Helena(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)70 Houston(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)54 Indianapolls(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)33 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)31 Jacksonville(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)41 Juneau(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)36 Kansas CIty(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)46 Las Vegas(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)52 Little Rock(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)47 Los Angeles(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)59 Louisville(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)35 Memphis(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)40 Miami Beach(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)58 Midland-Odessa(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)55 Milwaukee(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)37 Mpls-St. Paul(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)33 Nashville(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)30 New Orleans(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)48 New York(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)42 Norfolk(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)50 North Platte(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)36 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)50 Omaha(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)40 Orlando(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)52 Philadelphia(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)42 Phoenix(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)60 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)38 Portland, Maine(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)32 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)50 Providence(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)40 Raliengh(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)35 Rapid City(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)38 Reno(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)33 Richmond(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)42 St. Louis(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)44 St. Prbg-Tampa(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)47 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)40 San Antonio(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)45 Diego(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)63 San Francisco(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)52 San Juan(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)74 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)31 Seattle(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)48 Shreveport(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)34 Sloux Falls(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)30 Spokane(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)46 Syracuse(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)34 Topeka(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)36 Tucson(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)51 Tulsa(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)44 Washington(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)46 Wichita(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)40(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp Aberdeen(COLUMN)Cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Amsterdam(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Ankara(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN) 3 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Athens(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN) 2 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Auckland(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)64 Berlin(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Birmingham(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Brussels(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Cairo(COLUMN)cleat(COLUMN) 2 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Casablanca(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)72 Copenhagen(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Dublin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Geneva(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Hong Kong(COLUMN)fog(COLUMN) 8 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Lisbon(COLUMN)pt.cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 London(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Madrid(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Malta(COLUMN)clear 1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Manila(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 8 p.m.(COLUMN)82 Moscow(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 3 p.m.(COLUMN)37 New Dethl(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 5 p.m.(COLUMN)88 Nice(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Osio(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)45 Pais pt.cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Peking(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 8 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Rome(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Satgon(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 8 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Sofla(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 2 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Stockhoim(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Sydney(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Tel Avtv(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 2 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Tokyo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN) 9 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Tunis(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Vienna(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Warsawa(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN) 1 p.m.(COLUMN)41(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Westher(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapulco(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)73 Barbados(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)79 Bermuda(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)68 Bogota(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)50 Calgary(COLUMN)Cloudy(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)30 Culiacan(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)64 Edmonton(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)30 Havana(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)61 Kinston(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)75 Montego Bay(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)70 Mexico City(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)46 Monterrey(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)54 Montreal cldy(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)32 St. Kitts(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)74 Regina(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)35 St. Thomas(COLUMN)ot. cldy(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)76 Toronto(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)30 Veracrug(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)66 Winnlpes(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)28(END TABLE)