AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, partly sunny, milder. High 66. Wind west 6-12 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy. Low 48. Wind west 5-10 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, windy, mild, chance of a shower. High 66. Wind west to southwest 12-22 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, partly sunny, a milder afternoon. High 64-67. Wind west 6-12 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy. Low 45-48. Wind west 5-10 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, windy, mild, shower possible. High 67-70. Wind west to southwest 12-22 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, partly sunny, a mild afternoon. High 65-68. Wind west 6-12 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy. Low 44-47. Wind west 5-10 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, windy, mild, chance of a shower. High 65-68. Wind west to southwest 12-22 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, partly sunny, breezy, milder. High 60-64. Low 40-44. Wind southwest 8-16 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, windy, mild, shower. High 60-64. Wind west 12-22 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, partly sunny, milder. High 63-68. Low 42-47. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, windy, mild, shower. High 65-70. Wind west 12-22 mph.

Virginia: Today, becoming mostly sunny, milder. High 67-72. Low 45-50. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, windy, warm. High 70-75. Wind southwest 12-22 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, partly sunny, milder. Wind west to southwest at 6-12 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, partly sunny. Wind west to southwest 6-12 knots. Waves under 1 foot on the lower Potomac and 1 foot or so on the bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.2 feet this morning and predicts the stage to hold near 3.2 feet Sunday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 6:48 a.m. 4:56 p.m.

Moon 11:18 a.m. 9:18 p.m.

Mercury 7:17 a.m. 5:09 p.m.

Venus 2:58 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Mars 11:26 a.m. 8:49 p.m.

Jupiter 3:52 p.m. 4:58 a.m.

Saturn 4:39 p.m. 6:13 a.m.

Uranus 12:36 p.m. 10:45 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.