AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, sunny, patchy fog early. High 72. Wind east to southeast 4-8 mph. Tonight, mostly clear. Low 52. Wind variable 3-6 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny, patchy fog early, a warm afternoon. High 74. Wind south to southwest 5-10 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, sunny, patchy fog to start. High 70-73. Wind east to southeast 5-10 mph. Tonight, mostly clear. Low 47-50. Wind variable 3-6 mph. Sunday, patchy fog to start, mostly sunny, a warm afternoon. High 70-73. Wind south 6-12 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, sunny, patchy fog early. High 72-75. Wind east to southeast 5-10 mph. Tonight, mostly clear. Low 44-47. Wind variable 3-6 mph. Sunday, patchy fog early, mostly sunny, a warm afternoon. High 72-75. Wind south to southwest 6-12 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, patchy fog early, mostly sunny, warm. High 72-76. Low 44-48. Wind southwest 5-10 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny, remaining warm. High 72-76. Wind southwest 6-12 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, sunny. High 70-75. Low 48-55. Wind east to southeast 6-12 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny, a mild afternoon. High 70-75. Wind south 6-12 mph. Surf 59-62.

Virginia: Today, mostly sunny. High 70-75. Low 55-60. Wind southeast 6-12 mph. Sunday, sunny, a warm afternoon. High 72-77. Wind south to southwest 6-12 mph. Surf 63-66.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, sunny, patchy fog early. Wind east to southeast 4-8 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, mostly sunny, patchy fog early. Wind east to southeast 5-10 knots. Waters nearly smooth on the lower Potomac and the Bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.1 feet this morning and predicts the stage to hold near 3.1 feet Sunday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:32 a.m. 6:10 p.m.

Moon 11:48 p.m. 1:35 p.m.

Mercury 9:39 a.m. 7:05 p.m.

Venus 3:42 a.m. 4:15 p.m.

Mars 12:41 p.m. 9:54 p.m.

Jupiter 5:52 p.m. 7:01 a.m.

Saturn 6:37 p.m. 8:13 a.m.

Uranus 2:31 p.m. 12:39 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.