Washington: Today - Sunny, high in mid 70s, low in the mid 50s. The chance of rain is near zero through tonight. Wind will be light from the south. Friday - Sunny, high in low 80s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Sunny, highs from the low 70s to near 80, lows from the mid 40s to the 50s. Friday - Sunny, highs from the mid 70s to the mid 80s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Fair with visibility of more than 5 miles. Wind will be from the south at from 8 to 15 knots. Waves in unprotected waters will be near 1 foot.

Extended Area Forecast for Saturday through Monday: Fair on Saturday, chance of rain on Sunday and on Monday. Highs will be from the 70s to near 80, lows from the low 50s to near 60. Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a highs of 76 and a low of 55.

West Virginia: Today - Sunny, highs in the 70s, lows from the mid 40s to the mid 50s. Friday - Rain, highs in the 70s. The National Weather Forecast for today - Showers and thunderstorms will scatter over the southern plains and the middle and lower Mississippi Valley. Rain is likely over North Dakota and Minnesota and will spread into the upper Great Lakes. Scattered showers will dot the central Rockies and the north-west while it will be sunny over the eastern third of the nation and partly cloudy in the Southwest. Temperatures will be warm from the southern Plains to the southern Atlantic Coast. Mild weather will prevail elsewhere, except for cool reading in the northern Rockles and the Pacific Northwest.

Almanac Data for today: The sun rises 5:00 a. m. sets 7:10 p. m. moon rises 8:32 a. m., set 10:57 p. m. Tides: high 10:37 a. m. and 11:08 p. m., low tides at the following locations may be obtained from the hours above: Annapolis (3 1/4), Bloody Point Lighthouse (4 1/2), Colonial Beach (5 14), Norfolk (1), Virginia Beach (3/4), Solomons Island (61/4), Point Lookout (7).

Pollon Count: 42. For free pollen (a reading of more than 7 is considered to be undesirable).

The Council of Government's Air Quantity Index for yesterday showed the high reading in the Washington area during the 2 p. m. to 3 p. m. period was 41 for the pollutant, photochemical oxidants. Index values between 25 and 49 indicate fair 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 improve.

The National Weather Service forcasts the Potomac River stage at Little Falls should be near 4.4 feet today. Local Temps., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.THH. 12 mid.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)56 1 a.m. 2 a.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)56 3 a.m.(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)54 4 a.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)56 5 a.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)50 6 a.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)50 7 a.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)50 8 a.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)46 9 a.m.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)45 10 a.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)43 11 a.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)42 12 noon(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)39 1 p.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)38 2 p.m.(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)35 3 p.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)36 4 p.m.(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)36 5 p.m.(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)39 6 p.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)37 7 p.m.(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)40(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (EST) yesterday:(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)45 Albquerque(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)49 Amarillo(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)52 Anchorage(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)41 Asheville(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)51 Atlanta(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)49 Atlantic City(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)50 Austin(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)67 Baltimore(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)53 Billings(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)47 Birmingham(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)50 Bismarck(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)43 Boise(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)46 Boston(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)54 Brownsville(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)77 Buffalo(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)43 Burlington(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)46 Casper(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)40 Charleston, S. C.(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)66 Charleston, W.Va.(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)52 Charlotte(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)54 Cheyenne(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)35 Chicago(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)45 Cincinnati(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)44 Cleveland(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)49 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)52 Columbus, Ohio(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)49 Dal. Ft. Worth(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)57 Dayton(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)45 Denver(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)39 Des Moines(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)43 Detroit(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)44 Duluth(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)36 EI Paso(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)64 Fairbanks(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)42 Fargo(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)47 Flagstaff(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)30 Great Falls(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)49 Hartford(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)46 Helena(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)49 Honolulu(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)76 Houston(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)70 Indianapolish(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)47 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)52 Jacksonville(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)70 Juneau(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)33 Kansas City(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)51 Las Vegas(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)63 Little Rock(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)55 LOs Angeles(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)58 Louisville(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)50 Memphis(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)53 Miami Beach(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)79 Midland-Odessa(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)66 Mihwaukee(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)45 Mpts. St. Paul(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)41 Nashville(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)47 New Orleans(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)63 New York(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)55 Norfolk(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)61 North Platte(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)36 Oklathoma City(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)53 Omaha(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)49 Orlando(COLUMN)94(COLUMN)74 Philadelphia(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)47 Phoenix(COLUMN)96(COLUMN)67 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)49 Portland, Maine(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)44 Portland, Oge.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)48 Providence(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)44 Raleigh(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)54 Rapid City(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)44 Reno(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)38 Richmond(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)52 St. Louis(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)49 St. Prog-Tampa(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)77 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)55 San Antonio(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)68 San Diego(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)61 San Francisco(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)50 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)38 Seattle(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)47 Shreveport(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)57 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)43 Spokane(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)45 Syracuse(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)51 Topeka(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)48 Tucson(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)61 Tuisa(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)50 Washington(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)59 Wicbita(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)47(END TABLE) Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Amsterdam(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Ankara(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)3 p.m(COLUMN)63 Athens(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 P.m.(COLUMN)68 Berlin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Birmingham(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Brussels(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Cairo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)90 Casablanca(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)66 Copengagen(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)45 Dublin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Geneva(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Hong Kong(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)77 Jerusalem(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 P.m(COLUMN)82 Lisbon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)70 London(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Madrid(COLUMN)Pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Malta(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m(COLUMN)70 Manilla(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)86 Moscow(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)48 New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)106 Nice(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Oslo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Paris(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Peking(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Rome(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Saigon(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Sofia(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Stockholm(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)43 Sydney(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Tokyo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Tunis(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Vienna(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Warsaw(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)37(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapuco(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)93(COLUMN)78 Barbados(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)77 Bermuda(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)67 Bogota(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)44 Calgary(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)34 Edmonton(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)39 Havana(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)93(COLUMN)75 Kingston(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)91(COLUMN)75 Montego Bay(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)74 Mexico City(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)57 Monterrey(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)93(COLUMN)74 Montreal(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)43 Ottaws(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)48 Regins(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)48 Toronto(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)46 Vancouver(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)48 Veracruz(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)77 Winnipeg(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)50(END TABLE)