AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, mostly sunny, not as cool. High 62. Wind west 8-16 mph. Tonight, clear, cool. Low 45. Wind variable 4-8 mph. Tuesday, mostly sunny, breezy, milder. High 69. Wind southwest 9-18 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, mostly sunny, not as cool. High 60-64. Wind west 8-16 mph. Tonight, clear, cool. Low 41-45. Wind variable 4-8 mph. Tuesday, mostly sunny, breezy, milder. High 65-69. Wind southwest 9-18 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, mostly sunny, not as cool. High 64-68. Wind west 8-16 mph. Tonight, clear, cool. Low 45-49. Wind variable 4-8 mph. Tuesday, mostly sunny, breezy, milder. High 69-73. Wind southwest 9-18 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, partly sunny, breezy, not as chilly. High 54-60. Wind west 8-16 mph. Tonight, clear. Low 32-38. Wind variable 4-8 mph. Tuesday, mostly sunny, milder. High 60-66.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, mostly sunny, not as cool. High 62-66. Low 40-46. Wind west-northwest at 7-14 mph. Tuesday, mostly sunny, breezy, milder. High 66-70. Wind southwest 10-20 mph.

Virginia: Today, mostly sunny, not as cool. High 64-68. Low 44-48. Wind west at 10-20 mph. Tuesday, mostly sunny, breezy, milder. High 68-72. Wind southwest 9-18 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, partly sunny, breezy, not as cool. Wind west 8-16 mph. Tonight, clear, cool. Wind variable 4-8 mph.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, partly sunny, not as cool. Wind west-northwest at 7-14 knots. Waves 1-2 feet on the lower Potomac and 2-4 feet on the bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.3 feet this morning and predicts the stage to hold near 3.3 feet Tuesday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:27 a.m. 6:17 p.m.

Moon 7:17 p.m. 8:03 a.m.

Mercury 9:38 a.m. 7:12 p.m.

Venus 3:39 a.m. 4:20 p.m.

Mars 12:46 p.m. 9:56 p.m.

Jupiter 6:13 p.m. 7:24 a.m.

Saturn 6:58 p.m. 8:35 a.m.

Uranus 2:51 p.m. 12:58 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.