Washington: Today -- Sunny and cold, high in the 30s, low in the teens. The chance of precipitation is near zero through tonight. Winds will be out of the west at 8 to 15 mph. Wednesday -- Party cloudy, high near 40.

Maryland and Virginia: Today -- Mostly sunny and cold, high from the mids 20s to the 30s, lows mostly in the teens. Wednesday -- Partly cloudy with a chance of snow-flurries, highs from the 30s to near 40.

West Virginia: Today -- Partly cloudy with a chance of flurries, highs from mid 20s to the mid 30s, lows 5 to 10. Wednesday -- Mostly cloudy, high in the 30s.

Extended Area Forecast for Thursday through Saturday -- Chance of precipitation through the period. Highs will average in the 30s, lows in the 20s. Normal Washington temeratures are a high of 43 and a low of 28.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay -- Fair with visibility of 5 miles or more. Winds will be out of the west at 10 to 15 knots. Waves will average near 2 feet.

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 16 for the pollutant, photochemical oxidants. Index values 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 qualify will remain good.

Almanac Data for today: The sun rises 7:27 a.m., sets 5:04 p.m.; moon rises 1:21 a.m., sets 2:48 p.m. Tides: high 4:58 a.m. and 5:16 p.m., low 11:37 a.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 Light-house (4 1/2), Deale, Md. (4 1/2), Colonial Beach (5 1/2), Norfolk (1), Virginia Beach (3/4), Solomons island (6 1/4), point Lookout (7).

Washington data for yesterday: Highest temperature since midnight yesterday, 52 degrees at 3:38 a.m. Lowest temperature since midnight, 35 degrees at 5:30 p.m. Excess of temperature since Jan. 1, 12 degrees. Record high temperature for today, 76 degrees in 1937. Record low temperature for today, -- 4 degrees in 1970. Relative humidity: maximum, 96 percent at 1 a.m.; minimum, 52 percent at 5 p.m. 24 hour precipitation,.44 inches. Excess of precipitation since Jan. 1, 1.92 inches. Highest observed wind since 7 a.m., 23 miles per hour from the northwest at 11 a.m. Peak gust since 7 a.m., 31 miles per hour from the northwest at 7:59 a.m.

Local Temp., Humidity (TABLE) Time(COLUMN)T.(COLUMN)H. 12 midnite(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)96 1 a.m.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)96 2 a.m.(COLUMN)44(COLUMN)96 3 a.m.(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)89 4 a.m.(COLUMN)49(COLUMN)93 5 a.m(COLUMN)45(COLUMN)79 6 a.m.(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)79 7 a.m.(COLUMN)41(COLUMN)76 8 a.m.(COLUMN)39(COLUMN)76 9 a.m.(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)73 10 a.m.(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)76 11 a.m.(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)73 12 noon(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)64 1 p.m.(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)62 2 p.m.(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)59 3 p.m.(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)57 4 p.m.(COLUMN)37(COLUMN)54 5 p.m.(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)52 6 p.m.(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)52 7 p.m.(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)48 8 p.m.(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)49 9 p.m.(COLUMN)31(COLUMN)49 10 p.m.(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)49 11 p.m.(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)48(END TABLE)

Temperatures ending 7 a.m. (EST) yesterday: (TABLE) City(COLUMN)H.(COLUMN)L. Albany(COLUMN)34(COLUMN)31 Albuquerque(COLUMN)48(COLUMN)19 Amarillo(COLUMN)20(COLUMN)-01 Anchorage(COLUMN)27(COLUMN)14 Asheville(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)33 Atlanta(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)30 Atlantic City(COLUMN)50(COLUMN)48 Austin(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)22 Baltimore(COLUMN)43(COLUMN)38 Billings(COLUMN)10(COLUMN)04 Birmingham(COLUMN)62(COLUMN)29 Bismarck(COLUMN)00(COLUMN)-06 Boise(COLUMN)17(COLUMN)-09 Boston(COLUMN)55(COLUMN)37 Brownsville(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)36 Buffalo(COLUMN)24(COLUMN)21 Burlington, Vt.(COLUMN)25(COLUMN)21 Casper(COLUMN)09(COLUMN)00 Charleston, S.C.(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)55 Charleston, W.V.(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)21 Charlotte(COLUMN)57(COLUMN)52 Cheyenne(COLUMN)16(COLUMN)-05 Chicago(COLUMN)16(COLUMN)-06 Cincinnati(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)11 Cleveland(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)15 Columbia, S.C.(COLUMN)65(COLUMN)56 Columbus(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)17 Dal.-Ft. Worth(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)18 Dayton(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)08 Denver(COLUMN)21(COLUMN)05 Des Moines(COLUMN)11(COLUMN)-09 Detroit(COLUMN)21(COLUMN)10 Duluth(COLUMN)03(COLUMN)-17 El Paso(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)34 Evansville(COLUMN)22(COLUMN)03 Fairbanks(COLUMN)-05(COLUMN)-14 Fargo(COLUMN)-03(COLUMN)-12 Flagstaff(COLUMN)38(COLUMN)27 Great Falls(COLUMN)16(COLUMN)10 Hartford(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)32 Helena(COLUMN)-08(COLUMN)-21 Honolulu(COLUMN)79(COLUMN)65 Houston(COLUMN)42(COLUMN)29 Indianapolis(COLUMN)20(COLUMN)-04 Jackson(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)27 Jacksonville(COLUMN)71(COLUMN)58 Juneau(COLUMN)18(COLUMN)-04 Kansas City(COLUMN)16(COLUMN)-06 Las Vegas(COLUMN)51(COLUMN)43 Little Rock(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)12 Los Angeles(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)50 Louisville(COLUMN)30(COLUMN)11 Memphis(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)15 Miami Beach(COLUMN)75(COLUMN)66 Midland(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)20 Milwaukee(COLUMN)12(COLUMN)-06 Mpis.-St. Paul(COLUMN)06(COLUMN)-16 Nashville(COLUMN)35(COLUMN)15 New Orleans(COLUMN)67(COLUMN)36 New York(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)49 Norfolk(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)60 North Platte(COLUMN)07(COLUMN)-21 Oklahoma City(COLUMN)20(COLUMN)04 Omaha(COLUMN)07(COLUMN)-10 Orlando(COLUMN)82(COLUMN)63 Philadelphia(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)44 Phoenix(COLUMN)60(COLUMN)43 Pittsburgh(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)18 Portland, Me.(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)28 Portland, Ore.(COLUMN)29(COLUMN)18 Providence(COLUMN)54(COLUMN)40 Raleigh(COLUMN)63(COLUMN)61 Rapid City(COLUMN)13(COLUMN)-06 Reno(COLUMN)33(COLUMN)24 Richmond(COLUMN)61(COLUMN)56 St. Louis(COLUMN)18(COLUMN)-04 St. Prbg.-Tampa(COLUMN)78(COLUMN)63 Salt Lake City(COLUMN)26(COLUMN)04 San Antonio(COLUMN)40(COLUMN)25 San Diego(COLUMN)64(COLUMN)53 San Francisco(COLUMN)52(COLUMN)51 San Juan(COLUMN)84(COLUMN)74 St. Ste. Marie(COLUMN)10(COLUMN)-10 Seattle(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)34 Shreveport(COLUMN)36(COLUMN)23 Sioux Falls(COLUMN)03(COLUMN)-14 Spokane(COLUMN)08(COLUMN)-07 Syracuse(COLUMN)28(COLUMN)24 Topeka(COLUMN)15(COLUMN)-11 Tucson(COLUMN)59(COLUMN)39 Tulsa(COLUMN)23(COLUMN)04 Washington(COLUMN)47(COLUMN)41 Wichita(COLUMN)18(COLUMN)-07(END TABLE)

Temperatures Abroad Yesterday (TABLE) City(COLUMN)Weather(COLUMN)Time(COLUMN)Temp. Amsterdam(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)41 Athens(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Berlin(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)34 Brussels(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)32 Cairo(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)66 Copenhagen(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)34 Geneva(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)36 Hong Kong(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)8 p.m.(COLUMN)70 Jerusalem(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)2 p.m.(COLUMN)50 Lisbon(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)59 London(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Madrid(COLUMN)rain(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)46 Manila(COLUMN)cloudy(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)80 Moscow(COLUMN)snow(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)-08 New Delhi(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)5 p.m.(COLUMN)68 Oslo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)38 Paris(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)25 Stockholm(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)39 Syndney(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)10 p.m.(COLUMN)80 Tokyo(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)9 p.m.(COLUMN)59 Vienna(COLUMN)clear(COLUMN)1 p.m.(COLUMN)25(END TABLE)