Washington: Today - Partly cloudy high near 70, low 45 to 50. The chance of rain is 10 percent through tonight [WORD ILLEGIBLE] to southwesterly at 10 to 15 mph. Friday - Partly cloudy, high [WORD ILLEGIBLE] 65.

Maryland and Virginia: Today and Friday - Partly cloudy highs from the mid 50s to near 70, lows [WORD ILLEGIBLE] the 40s.

Extended Area Forecast for Saturday through Monday - Fair through the period. Highs Saturday will be in the 60s, and in the 70s on Sunday and Monday. Lows will range from the 40s to low 50s. Normal Washington temperatures are a high of 68 and a low of 47.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay - Fair with visibility of 5 miles of more. Winds will be westerly at up to 12 knots becoming northwesterly at 5 to 10 knots during the evening. Waves will average near 1 foot.

West Virginia: Today and Friday - partly cloudy with a chance of showers through this evening, highs both days will range from the mid 50s to mid 60s, lows from the mid 30s to low 40s.

The National Weather Forecast for today - Skies will be mostly sunny over much of the nation. There will be some cloudiness from the southern two-thirds of the Texas across Arkansas into the Ohio Valley, over the southern half of New England, southern Florida and in portions of the south and central Pacific coast. Dry weather possible over lower Michigan. Temperatures will be cool [WORD ILLEGIBLE] southern two-thirds of the Plains across the Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic Coast. The remainder of the nation will be seasonably mild.

Almanac Data for today: The sun rises 7:21 a.m., sets 6:24 p.m.; moon rises 9:04 p.m. sets 10:35 a.m. Tides: high 11:00 a.m. and 11:23 p.m. low 5:32 a.m. and 5:40 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 1/4), Norfolk (1), Virginia Beach (3 1/4), Solomons Island (6 1/4), Point Lookout (7).

The Council of Government's Air Quality Index for yesterday showed the high reading in the Washington area during the 3 p.m. period was 25 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 forecasts the Potomac River stage at Little Falls should remain near 2.8 feet today. Local Temps., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 mdnght(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)71 1 a.m.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)80 2 a.m.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)83 3 a.m.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)80 4 a.m.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)83 5 a.m.(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)83 6 a.m.(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)83 7 a.m.(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)86 8 a.m.(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)79 9 a.m.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)74 10a.m.(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)80 11 a.m.(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)69 12 noon(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)60 1 p.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)48 2 p.m.(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)46 3 p.m.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)46 4 p.m.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)43 5 p.m.(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)43 6 p.m.(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)44 7 p.m.(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)48(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m. (EDT) yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)22 Albuquerque(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)49 Amarillo(COLUMN)788(COLUMN)52 Anchorage(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)47 Asheville(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)29 Atlanta(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)39 Atlantic City(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)38 Austin(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)52 Baltimore(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)34 Billings(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)39 Birmingham(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)40 Bismarck(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)28 Boise(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)40 Boston(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)33 Brownsville(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)61 Buffalo(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)35 Burlington. Vt.(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)24 Casper(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)41 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)48 Charleston, W.V.(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)32 Charlotte(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)39 Cheyenne(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)35 Chicago(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)43 Cincinnati(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)37 Cleveland(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)39 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)37 Columbus(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)34 Del. Ft. Worth(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)47 Dayton(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)37 Denver(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)41 Des Moines(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)47 Detroit(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)41 Duluth(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)34 El Paso(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)48 Evansville(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)35 Fairbanks(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)28 Fargo(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)25 Flagstaff(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)33 Great Fatts(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)36 Hartford(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)17 Helena(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)33 Honolulu(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)70 Houston(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)52 Indianapolis(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)39 Jackson(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)35 Jacksonville(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)47 Juneau(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)50 Kansas City(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)52 Las Vegas(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)58 Little Rock(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)45 Los Angeles(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)61 Louisville(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)38 Memphis(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)40 Miami Beach(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)76 Midland(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)48 Milwaukee(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)43 Mpls.-St. Paul(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)37 Nashville(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)33 New Orleans(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)46 New York(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)37 Norfolk(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)48 North Platte(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)41 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)53 Omaha(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)45 Orlando(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)59 Philadelphia(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)33 Phoenix(COLUMN)97(COLUMN)68 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)29 Portland, Me.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)23 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)46 Providence(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)28 Raleigh(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)37 Rapid City(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)38 Reno(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)33 Richmond(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)35 St. Louis(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)40 St. Prbg. Tampa(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)62 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)42 San Antonio(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)51 San Diego(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)63 San Francisco(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)55 San Juan(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)75 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)44 Seattle(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)51 Shreveport(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)37 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)39 Spokane(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)38 Syracuse(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)27 Topeka(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)47 Tucson(COLUMN)92(COLUMN)60 Tulsa(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)48 Washington(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)41 Wichita(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)50(END TABLE)

Temperatures Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Amsterdam(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Ankara(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Athens(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Auckland(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)55 Berlin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Birmingham(COLUMN)drizzle(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Bonn(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)41 Brussels(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Casablanca(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)72 Copenhagen(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Dublin(COLUMN)drizzle(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Geneva(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Hong Kong(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)71 Jerusalem(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)73 Lisbon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)66 London(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Madrid(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Malta(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Manila(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)79 Moscow(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)45 New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)86 Nice(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Oslo(COLUMN)Pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)41 Paris(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)62 Peking(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Rome(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Sofia(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Stockholm(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Sydney(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Tokyo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Tunis(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Vienna(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Warsaw(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Barbados(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)77 Bermuda(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)90(COLUMN)72 Bogota(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)46 Edmonton(COLUMN)sunny(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)40 Havana(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)77 Kingston(COLUMN)Pt. cldy.(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)77 Montego Bay(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)73 Mexico City(COLUMN)haze(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)48 Monterrey(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)61 Montreal(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)38 Nassau(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)75 Ottawa(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)36 St. Kitts(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)74 Vancouver(COLUMN)sunny(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)53 Winnipeg(COLUMN)sunny(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)35(END TABLE)