AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, mostly sunny, windy. High 68. Wind west to northwest 12-22 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, breezy, becoming chilly. Low 40. Wind northwest 8-15 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny, windy, chilly. High 58. Wind northwest 12-22 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, mostly sunny, windy. High 66-69. Wind west to northwest 12-25 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, breezy, turning colder. Low 37-40. Wind northwest 8-15 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny, windy, chilly. High 56-59. Wind northwest 12-25 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, sunny to partly cloudy, windy. High 65-68. Wind west to northwest 15-25 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, breezy, colder. Low 34-37. Wind northwest 8-15 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny, windy, chilly. High 55-58. Wind northwest 12-25 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, partly sunny, windy, cooler. High 55-60. Low 30-35. Wind west to northwest 12-22 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny, chilly, breezy. High 47-52. Wind northwest 8-15 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, mostly sunny, windy, mild. High 65-70. Low 35-40. Wind west to northwest 12-22 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, windy, chilly. High 53-58. Wind northwest 15-30 mph.

Virginia: Today, sunny, breezy, warm. High 69-74. Low 38-45. Wind west 10-20 mph. Sunday, sunny to partly cloudy, windy, much cooler. High 55-60. Wind northwest 12-25 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, partly sunny, windy, turning cooler. Wind west to northwest 12-22 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, mostly sunny, becoming windy. Wind west to northwest 15-25 knots. Waves 1-2 feet on the lower Potomac, 2-3 feet on the Bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.4 feet this morning and predicts the stage to rise slightly to 3.5 feet Sunday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 6:40 a.m. 5:03 p.m.

Moon 4:59 a.m. 4:41 p.m.

Mercury 8:17 a.m. 5:46 p.m.

Venus 2:49 a.m. 3:07 p.m.

Mars 11:34 a.m. 8:51 p.m.

Jupiter 4:22 p.m. 5:29 a.m.

Saturn 5:08 p.m. 6:43 a.m.

Uranus 1:04 p.m. 11:12 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.