AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, variably cloudy, windy, mild, shower. High 66. Wind west to southwest 12-25 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy. Low 38. Wind west to northwest 10-20 mph. Monday, mostly sunny, windy, colder. High 50. Wind northwest 10-20 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, partly sunny, windy, mild, shower. High 62-66. Wind west to southwest 12-25 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy. Low 38-42. Wind west to northwest 10-20 mph. Monday, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 48-52. Wind northwest 10-20 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, partly sunny, windy, mild. High 64-68. Wind west to southwest 12-25 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy. Low 40-44. Wind west to northwest 10-20 mph. Monday, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 52-56. Wind northwest 10-20 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, variably cloudy, windy, mild, shower. High 60-64. Low 38-42. Wind west 12-25 mph. Monday, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 48-52. wind northwest 12-22 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, partly sunny, windy, mild, shower. High 64-68. Low 38-42. Wind southwest 10-20 mph. Monday, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 48-52. Wind northwest 12-22 mph.

Virginia: Today, partly sunny, windy, warm. High 70-74. Low 46-50. Wind southwest 10-18 mph. Monday, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 50-54. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, partly sunny, windy, mild, shower. Wind west to southwest at 10-20 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, variably cloudy, windy. Wind west to southwest 10-20 knots. Waves 2-3 feet on the lower Potomac and 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 Monday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 6:49 a.m. 4:55 p p.m.

Moon 12:01 p.m. 10:13 p.m.

Mercury 7:05 a.m. 5:02 p.m.

Venus 2:59 a.m. 2:59 p.m.

Mars 11:25 a.m. 8:49 p.m.

Jupiter 3:48 p.m. 4:53 a.m.

Saturn 4:35 p.m. 6:08 a.m.

Uranus 12:32 p.m. 10:41 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.