Washington: Today - Sunny, high in the mid 60s, low in the 40s. The chance of rain is near zero through tonight. Winds will be out of the northeast at near 10 mph. Wednesday - Sunny, high in the mid 60s.

Maryland and Virginia: Today - Mostly sunny, high in the 60s, lows from the 30s in the West to the 50s along the coast. Wednesday - Mostly sunny, high in the 60s.

Lower Potomac and Chesepeake Bay - Variable cloudiness with visibility of 5 miles or more. Winds will be out of the northeast at 8 to 15 knots. Waves will average near 1 foot.

West Virginia: Today - Fair, highs from the low 60s to the low 70s lows from the low 30s to the low 40s.Wednesday - Mostly sunny, highs from the mid 50s to the mid 60s.

Extended Area Forecast for Thursday through Saturday - Chance of showers on Friday otherwise fair through the period. Highs will average in the 60s, low in the 40s. Normal Washington temperatures are a high of 63 and a low of 43.

The National Weather Forecast for Today - Most of the nation will be dry; areas of precipitation will include a few snow showers over the mountains of southern Wyoming scattered rain showers over northern portions of Arizona and New Mexico. Scattered showers will dot the northern half of Florida and rain will fall in the coastal sections of the Carolinas and Virginia. It will be cooler from the lower Ohio Valley through the mid Mississippi Valley into the southern Great Plains and also over western portions of the Pacific Northwest. It will be warmer over Montana and New England and not so cool in the northern half of the Great Plains. Except for mild temperatures over the Texas coastal plains and eastward through the Gulf Coast states the remainder of the nation will be seasonably cool.

Almanac Data for today: The sun rises 6:34., sets 5:09 p.m., moon rises 6:10 a.m., sets 5:24 p.m. Tides: high 7:17 a.m. and 7:40 p.m., low 1:52 a.m. and 2:00 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 (2/4), 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 19 for the pollutant. photochemical oxidants. Index valves between 0 and 24 indicate good 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 remain good.

The National Weather Service forecasts the Potomac River stage at Little Falls should remain near 2.9 feet today. Local Temps., Humidity(TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 mid.(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)57 1 a.m.(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)54 2 a.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)54 3 a.m.(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)56 4 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)58 5 a.m.(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)56 6 a.m.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)56 7 a.m.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)56 8 a.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)50 9 a.m.(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)48 10 a.m.(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)49 11 a.m.(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)49 12 noon(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)51 1 p.m.(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)52 2 p.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)54 3 p.m.(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)48 4 p.m.(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)50 5 p.m.(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)49 6 p.m.(COLUMN)58(COLUMN)53 7 p.m.(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)59(END TABLE) Temperatures ending 8 a.m (EST) yesterday(TABLE) CITY(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)24 Albuquerque(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)42 Amarillo(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)49 Anchorage(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)36 Asheville(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)38 Atlanta(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)53 Altantic City(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)47 Austin(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)51 Baltimore(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)40 Billings(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)28 Birmingham(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)61 Bismarck(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)40 Boise(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)22 Boston(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)37 Brownsville(COLUMN)83(COLUMN)61 Buffalo(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)31 Burlington, Vt.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)21 Casper(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)33 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)59 Charleston, W.V.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)33 Charlotte(COLUMN)69(COLUMN)48 Cheyenne(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)33 Chicago(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)42 Cincinnati(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)37 Cleveland(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)32 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)51 Columbus(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)36 Dal.-Ft. Worth(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)45 Dayton(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)36 Denver(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)39 Des Moines(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)47 Detroit(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)32 Duluth(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)46 El Paso(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)49 Evansville(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)38 Fairbanks(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)12 Fargo(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)42 Flagstaff(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)35 Great Falls(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)24 Hartford(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)28 Helena(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)23 Houston(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)58 Indianapolis(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)37 Jackson(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)47 Jacksonville(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)68 Juneau(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)40 Kansas City(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)49 Las Vegas(COLUMN)85(COLUMN)56 Little Rock(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)48 Los Angeles(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)60 Louisville(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)38 Memphis(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)49 Miami Beach(COLUMN)80(COLUMN)75 Midland(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)47 Milwaukee(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)41 Mpls. St. Paul(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)56 Nashville(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)40 New Orleans(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)56 New York(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)45 Norfolk(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)57 North Platte(COLUMN)73(COLUMN)42 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)47 Omaha(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)52 Orlando(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)70 Philadelphia(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)43 Phoenix(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)62 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)34 Portland, Me.(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)57 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)36 Providence(COLUMN)56(COLUMN)34 Raleigh(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)47 Rapid City(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)37 Reno(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)30 Richmond(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)44 St. Louis(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)40 St. Prbg. Tampa(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)72 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)33 San Antonio(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)47 San Diego(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)65 San Francisco(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)51 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)35 Seattle(COLUMN)53(COLUMN)40 Shreveport(COLUMN)77(COLUMN)48 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)70(COLUMN)46 Spokane(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)26 Syracuse(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)25 Tppeka(COLUMN)74(COLUMN)41 Tucson(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)60 Tulsa(COLUMN)76(COLUMN)45 Washington(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)44 Wichita(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)51(END TABLE) Temperature Abroad Yesterday(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Aberdeen(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Amsterdam(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Ankara(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Athens(COLUMN)Clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)57 Auckland(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)midnight(COLUMN)57 Berlin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Bonn(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Brussels(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Casablanca(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)70 Copenhagen(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)54 Dublin(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Geneva(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Hong Kong(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Jerusalem(COLUMN)pt. cldy.(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Lisbon(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)noon(COLUMN)66 London(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Madrid(COLUMN)Clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)63 Malta(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Manila(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)81 Moscow(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)3 p.m.(COLUMN)32 New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)84 Nice(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.M.(COLUMN)66 Oslo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)45 Paris(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)55 Peking(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Rome(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)64 Saigon(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)72 Sofia(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)48 Stockhoim(COLUMN)drizzle(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)34 Tokyo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)61 Tunis(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Vienna(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)52 Warsaw(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)50(END TABLE) Temperatures (Western Hemisphere)(TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)High(COLUMN)Low Acapulco(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)75 Barbados(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)72 Bermuda(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)78 Bogota(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)66(COLUMN)34 Calgary(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)21 Edmonton(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)21 Havana(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)73 Kingston(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)88(COLUMN)73 Montego Bay(COLUMN)pt. cidy.(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)73 Mexico City(COLUMN)pt. cidy.(COLUMN)72(COLUMN)54 Monterrey(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)68(COLUMN)45 Montreal(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)28 Nassau(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)86(COLUMN)75 Ottawa(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)23 Regina(COLUMN)pt. cidy.(COLUMN)46(COLUMN)28 St. Kitts(COLUMN)pt. cidy.(COLUMN)87(COLUMN)75 Toronto(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)27 Vancouver(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)39 Vera Cruz(COLUMN)fair(COLUMN)81(COLUMN)73 Winnipeg(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)38(END TABLE)