AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, variably cloudy, windy, cold. High 50. Wind west to northwest 12-25 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy. Low 34. Wind west to northwest 10-20 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, windy, cold. High 48. Wind northwest 10-20 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, partly sunny, windy, cold. High 46-50. Wind west to northwest 12-25 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy. Low 30-34. Wind west to northwest 10-20 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, windy, cold. High 44-48. Wind northwest 10-20 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, partly sunny, windy, cold. High 50-54. Wind west to northwest 12-25 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy. Low 34-38. Wind west to northwest 10-20 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, windy, cold. High 48-52. Wind northwest 10-20 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, variably cloudy, windy, snow flurries. High 36-40. Low 24-28. Wind northwest 15-30 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 34-38. Wind northwest 12-22 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 50-54. Low 34-38. Wind northwest 10-20 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, windy, cold. High 48-52. Wind northwest 12-22 mph.

Virginia: Today, partly sunny, windy, cooler. High 54-58. Low 40-44. Wind west 12-22 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, windy, chilly. High 50-54. Wind northwest 12-22 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, partly sunny, windy, colder. Wind west to northwest at 10-20 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, variably cloudy, windy, colder. Wind west to northwest 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 Tuesday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 6:50 a.m. 4:55 p.m.

Moon 12:41 p.m. 11:11 p.m.

Mercury 6:54 a.m. 4:56 p.m.

Venus 3:01 a.m. 2:58 p.m.

Mars 11:24 a.m. 8:49 p.m.

Jupiter 3:43 p.m. 4:49 a.m.

Saturn 4:31 p.m. 6:04 a.m.

Uranus 12:29 p.m. 10:37 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.