AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, mostly cloudy, spotty showers. High 69. Winds southeast 6-12 mph becoming northeast late. Tonight, cloudy, breezy, rain. Low 56. Winds northeast 15-30 mph. Monday, cloudy early, windy, rain ends. High 65. Winds north 15-30 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, mostly cloudy, spotty showers. Highs 66-74. Winds southeast 6-12 mph becoming northeast late. Tonight, cloudy, breezy, rain. Lows 52-60. Winds northeast 15-30 mph. Monday, cloudy early, windy, rain ends. Highs 62-70. Winds north 15-30 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, mostly cloudy, spotty showers. Highs 64-76. Winds southeast 6-12 mph becoming northeast late. Tonight, cloudy, breezy, rain. Lows 40-74. Winds northeast 15-30 mph. Monday, cloudy early, windy, rain ends. Highs 62-74. Winds north 15-30 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, cloudy, spotty showers. High 68-72. Lows 54-58. Winds southeast at 5-10 mph becoming northeast late. Monday, cloudy, windy, spotty showers. Highs 64-68.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, cloudy, showers develop. High 70-74. Wind becoming northeast at 15-25 mph. Waves 1-3 feet building to 3-6 feet by afternoon.

Virginia: Today, mostly cloudy, spotty showers early, steady afternoon rain. High 68-72. Winds northeast at 20-30 mph by afternoon. Tonight, windy, rain. Low 54-58. Surf 62-66.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, mostly cloudy, breezy, showers developing. Wind becoming northeast at 15-25 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, cloudy, showers develop. Visibility 2-4 miles. Wind becoming northeast at 20-30 knots. Waves 1-3 feet building to 3-6 feet.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.7 feet this morning and predicts the stage to fall slightly to near 3.6 feet Sunday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

Rise Set

Sun 7:19 a.m. 6:27 p.m.

Moon 2:21 p.m. --

Mercury 9:23 a.m. 7:18 p.m.

Venus 3:35 a.m. 4:29 p.m.

Mars 12:53 p.m. 10:01 p.m.

Jupiter 6:47 p.m. 8:01 a.m.

Saturn 7:31 p.m. 9:09 a.m.

Uranus 3:26 p.m. 1:34 a.m.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Forecasts for Washington area, 202-334-9000 code 9100.

Long range regional forecasts, 703-260-0405.

Chesapeake Bay boating forecast, 703-260-0505.

Recreational and traveler's forecast, 703-260-0706.

Smithsonian Institution star/planet information, 202-357-2000.

Air Quality Index, 202-962-3299