AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, patchy morning fog, partly sunny, warm. High 76. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Tonight, mild, partly cloudy, foggy. Low 56. Wind southwest 5-10 mph. Tuesday, mostly cloudy, humid, rainy. High 70. Wind southwest 12-25 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, patchy fog, partly to mostly sunny, warm. High 72-76. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Tonight, mild, foggy. Low 52-56. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Tuesday, mostly cloudy, rain, cooler. High 66-70. Wind southwest 12-25 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, patchy fog, partly to mostly sunny, warm. High 74-78. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Tonight, mild, foggy. Low 54-58. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Tuesday, mostly cloudy, rain, cooler. High 68-72. Wind southwest 12-25 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, patchy fog early, partly to mostly sunny, warm. High 72-76. Low 46-50. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Tuesday, mostly cloudy, rain at times. High 60-64. Wind southwest 10-20 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, mostly sunny, warm. High 70-76. Low 50-56. Wind southwest 6-12 knots. Tuesday, increasingly cloudy, rain. High 66-72. Wind southwest 15-30 knots. Surf 59-62.

Virginia: Today, mostly sunny, warm. High 72-77. Wind southwest 6-12 knots. Tuesday, increasingly cloudy, rain late. High 67-72. Wind southwest 15-25 knots. Surf 63-66.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, patchy fog, mostly sunny. Wind southwest 6-12 knots. Waters nearly smooth.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, patchy fog early, partly sunny. Wind southwest 6-12 knots. Waters nearly smooth on the lower Potomac, near a foot on the bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.0 feet this morning and to maintain itself at 3.0 feet for tomorrow morning as well. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 6:35 a.m. 5:08 p.m.

Moon

Mercury 8:36 a.m. 6:01 p.m.

Venus 2:44 a.m. 3:13 p.m.

Mars 11:39 a.m. 8:53 p.m.

Jupiter 4:43 p.m. 5:52 a.m.

Saturn 5:29 p.m. 7:05 a.m.

Uranus 1:23 p.m. 11:31 p.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.