AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, mostly sunny, mild. High 64. Wind southwest 7-14 mph. Tonight, mostly clear. Low 48. Saturday, partly sunny, breezy, mild, a shower at night. High 66. Low 50. Wind southwest 8-16 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, mostly sunny, mild. High 62-66. Wind south to southwest 7-14 mph. Tonight, mostly clear. Low 42-48. Wind southwest 5-10 mph. Saturday, partly sunny, breezy, mild, a shower at night. High 62-66. Wind southwest 10-20 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, mostly sunny, mild. High 62-66. Wind south to southwest 7-14 mph. Tonight, mostly clear. Low 44-48. Wind southwest 5-10 mph. Saturday, partly sunny, breezy, mild, a shower at night. High 62-66. Wind southwest 10-20 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, partly sunny, mild. High 60-65. Low 42-47. Wind southwest 8-16 mph. Saturday, mostly cloudy, breezy, mild, a few showers. High 58-63. Wind southwest 10-20 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, mostly sunny, mild. High 62-68. Low 44-48. Wind south 7-14 knots. Saturday, partly sunny, mild, a shower late at night. High 64-68. Wind southwest 10-20 kph.

Virginia: Today, mostly sunny, mild. High 64-68. Low 46-50. Wind south 7-14 mph. Saturday, partly sunny, mild, a shower at night. High 66-70. Wind southwest 9-18 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, mostly sunny, unseasonably mild. Wind southwest 7-14 knots. Tonight, partly cloudy.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, mostly sunny, mild. Wind south 7-14 knots. A slight chop on the lower Potomac, waves 1 foot on the Bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.0 feet this morning and predicts the stage to hold near 3.0 feet Saturday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Sun

Rise: 6:54 a.m.

Set: 4:52 p.m.

Moon

Rise: 2:57 p.m.

Set: 2:19 a.m.

Mercury

Rise: 6:11 a.m.

Set: 4:31 p.m.

Venus

Rise: 3:06 a.m.

Set: 2:53 p.m.

Mars

Rise: 11:19 a.m.

Set: 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter

Rise: 3:26 p.m.

Set: 4:31 a.m.

Saturn

Rise: 4:14 p.m.

Set: 5:47 a.m.

Uranus

Rise: 12:13 p.m.

Set: 10:22 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.