WASHINGTON: Today - Cloudy with occassional rain, high near 60, low near 50. The chance of rain is low 70 percent today and 60 percent tonight. Wind will be from the east or from the northeast at from 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday - Cloudy with occassional rain, high near 60.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Rain, highs from the 50s to the mid 60s, lows from the 40s to the low 50s. Tuesday - cloudy, rain possible, highs from the 50s to the mid 60s.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today - Rain with visibility of less than 3 miles. Wind will be from the northeast at near 10 knots through tonight. Waves in unprotected waters will be near 1 foot.

Extended Area Forecast for Wednesday through Friday: Rain possible on Wednesday, clearing by Tursday, fair on Friday. Highs will be from the 70s to the low 80s, lows from the 50s to the 60s. Normal Washington temperatures for the period are a high of 77 and a low of 56.

West Virginia: Today - Cloudy with occasional rain, highs from the mid 50s to the low 60s, lows from the mid 40s to the low 50s. Tuesday - Cloudy with occasional rain, highs from the mid 50s to the lows 60s.

The National Weather Forecast for today - Rain and thunderstorms are likely over the upper Ohio Valley and the Northeast from southern North Carolina to central Maine. Showers and isolated thundershowers are likely over central Montana, the northern Rockies and the West Coast from central California northward. Temperatures are expected to be in the 80s over most of the Great Plains, while from along the Mexican border from western Arizona to western Texas, temperatures will be over 100. Seasonally cool temperatures will continue in the far Northwest and over the Northeast. Skies will be fari over most of the Plains, the western Gulf of Mexico and the central and south Rockies.

The National Weather Service forecasts the Potomac River stage at Little Falls should be near 8 feet today.

Almanac Data for today: The sun rises 5:56 a.m., sets 8:13 p.m.; moon rises 1:07 p.m., sets 1:50 a.m.; Tides: high 9:30 a.m. and 9:54 p.m., low 2:29 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. High and low tides at the following locations may be obtained by subtracting the hours indicated from the hours above: Annapolis (3 1/2), Bloody Point Lighthouse (4 1/2), Deale, Md. (4 1/2), Colonial Beach (5 1/4), Norfolk (1), Virginia Beach (3/4), Solomons Island (6 1/4), Point Lookout (7). Local Temps., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 midnt(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)87 1 a.m.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)87 2 a.m.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)87 3 a.m.(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)87 4 a.m.(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)87 5 a.m.(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)87 6 a.m.(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)87 7 a.m.(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)87 8 a.m.(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)90 9 a.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)90 10 a.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)90 11 a.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)87 12 noon(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)81 1 p.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)81 2 p.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)87 3 p.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)84 4 p.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)78 5 p.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)70 6 p.m.(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)76 7 p.m.(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)81(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (EDT) yesterday:(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H(COLUMN)L Albany(COLUMN) 65(COLUMN)57 Albuquerque(COLUMN) 84(COLUMN)53 Amarilo(COLUMN) 79(COLUMN)52 Anchorage(COLUMN) 61(COLUMN)45 Asheville(COLUMN) 74(COLUMN)51 Atlanta(COLUMN) 73(COLUMN)51 Atlantic City(COLUMN) 57(COLUMN)54 Austin(COLUMN) 84(COLUMN)58 Baltimore(COLUMN) 70(COLUMN)56 Billings(COLUMN) 74(COLUMN)55 Birmingham(COLUMN) 73(COLUMN)55 Bismarck(COLUMN) 69(COLUMN)46 Boise(COLUMN) 81(COLUMN)57 Boston(COLUMN) 70(COLUMN)52 Brownsville(COLUMN) 89(COLUMN)70 Buffalo(COLUMN) 69(COLUMN)52 Burlington(COLUMN) 76(COLUMN)56 Casper(COLUMN) 74(COLUMN)44 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN) 80(COLUMN)61 Charleston, W.VA.(COLUMN) 69(COLUMN)50 Charlotte(COLUMN) 76(COLUMN)51 Cheyene(COLUMN) 74(COLUMN)43 Chicago(COLUMN) 63(COLUMN)44 Cincinnati(COLUMN) 64(COLUMN)44 Cleveland(COLUMN) 67(COLUMN)50 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN) 80(COLUMN)59 Columbus, Ohio(COLUMN) 65(COLUMN)47 Dallas-Ft. Worth(COLUMN) 82(COLUMN)50 Dayton(COLUMN) 62(COLUMN)44 Denver(COLUMN) 78(COLUMN)47 Des Moines(COLUMN) 68(COLUMN)44 Detroit(COLUMN) 65(COLUMN)49 Duluth(COLUMN) 64(COLUMN)43 El Paso(COLUMN) 95(COLUMN)62 Fairbanks(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)48 Fargo(COLUMN) 67(COLUMN)34 Flagstaff(COLUMN) 80(COLUMN)37 Great Falls(COLUMN) 73(COLUMN)47 Hartford(COLUMN) 72(COLUMN)60 Helena(COLUMN) 73(COLUMN)49 Honolulu(COLUMN) 86(COLUMN)73 Houston(COLUMN) 84(COLUMN)64 Indianapolis(COLUMN) 66(COLUMN)47 Jackson, Miss.(COLUMN) 78(COLUMN)53 Jacksonville(COLUMN) 88(COLUMN)59 Juneau(COLUMN) 62(COLUMN)36 Kansas City(COLUMN) 69(COLUMN)48 Las Vegas(COLUMN)101(COLUMN)70 Little Rock(COLUMN) 74(COLUMN)56 Los Angeles(COLUMN) 93(COLUMN)64 Louisville(COLUMN) 66(COLUMN)46 Memphis(COLUMN) 74(COLUMN)58 Miami Beach(COLUMN) 86(COLUMN)74 Midland-Odessa(COLUMN) 83(COLUMN)53 Milwaukee(COLUMN) 44(COLUMN)41 Mnnpls-St. Paul(COLUMN) 69(COLUMN)44 Nashville(COLUMN) 66(COLUMN)53 New Orleans(COLUMN) 86(COLUMN)62 New York(COLUMN) 70(COLUMN)59 Norfolk(COLUMN) 78(COLUMN)60 North Platte(COLUMN) 72(COLUMN)36 Oklahoma City(COLUMN) 76(COLUMN)50 Omaha(COLUMN) 68(COLUMN)45 Orlando(COLUMN) 92(COLUMN)69 Philadelphia(COLUMN) 72(COLUMN)59 Phoenix(COLUMN)108(COLUMN)70 Pittsburgh(COLUMN) 61(COLUMN)48 Portland, Maine(COLUMN) 62(COLUMN)50 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN) 58(COLUMN)49 Providence(COLUMN) 65(COLUMN)56 Raleigh(COLUMN) 77(COLUMN)51 Rapid City(COLUMN) 69(COLUMN)42 Reno(COLUMN) 82(COLUMN)49 Richmond(COLUMN) 75(COLUMN)46 St. Louis(COLUMN) 64(COLUMN)51 St. Ptrbg.-Tampa(COLUMN) 87(COLUMN)71 Salt Lake City(COLUMN) 85(COLUMN)57 San Antonio(COLUMN) 85(COLUMN)57 San Diego(COLUMN) 84(COLUMN)64 San Francisco(COLUMN) 78(COLUMN)53 San Juan(COLUMN) 86(COLUMN)74 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN) 49(COLUMN)44 Seattle(COLUMN) 59(COLUMN)45 Shreveport(COLUMN) 81(COLUMN)54 Sioux Falls(COLUMN) 65(COLUMN)38 Spokane(COLUMN) 60(COLUMN)50 Syracuse(COLUMN) 69(COLUMN)55 Topeka(COLUMN) 71(COLUMN)47 Tucsoo(COLUMN)103(COLUMN)67 Tulsa(COLUMN) 73(COLUMN)51 Washington(COLUMN) 74(COLUMN)56 Wichita(COLUMN) 74(COLUMN)46(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Acapulco(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)75 Barbados(COLUMN) cloudy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)77 Bermuda(COLUMN) fair(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)68 Culiacan(COLUMN) fair(COLUMN)95(COLUMN)71 Havana(COLUMN) fair(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)71 Kingston(COLUMN) pt. cldy(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)71 Montega Bay(COLUMN) fair(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)73 Mexico City(COLUMN) Clear(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)57 Monterrey(COLUMN)pt. cldy(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)69 Nassau(COLUMN) fair(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)75 St. Kitts(COLUMN) fair(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)75 St. Thomas(COLUMN) clear(COLUMN)89(COLUMN)75 Veracruz(COLUMN) fair(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)79(END TABLE)