AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, cloudy to partly sunny, mild. High 66. Wind south 7-14 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, areas of fog, perhaps a shower. Low 50. Wind south 5-10 mph. Tomorrow, cloudy to party sunny, mild. High 64.

MARYLAND: Today, cloudy to partly sunny, mild. High 64-68. Wind south 7-14 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, patchy fog, perhaps a shower. Low 50-54. Wind south 5-10 mph. Tomorrow, partly sunny, mild. High 62-66.

VIRGINIA: Today, cloudy to partly sunny. High 66-70. Wind south 7-14 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, patchy fog, perhaps a shower. Low 52-56. Tomorrow, morning fog, partly sunny, mild. High 64-68.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, mostly cloudy, a couple of afternoon showers. High 60-64. Wind south at 7-14 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, areas of fog. Low 44-48. Wind northeast at 4-8 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, mostly cloudy, showers. High 66-70. Wind south 7-14 mph. Sunday, morning clouds and fog, partly sunny. High again 66-70. Wind south 7-14 mph.

Virginia: Today, mostly cloudy, a couple of showers. High 66-70. Wind south 7-14 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, a shower, areas of fog. Low 50-54. Wind south 5-10 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, partly sunny, mild. Wind south 7-14 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, a shower, areas of fog.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, cloudy to partly sunny, mild. Wind south 7-14 mph. 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 Sunday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Sun

Rise: 6:56 a.m.

Set: 4:51 p.m.

Moon

Rise: 3:31 p.m.

Set: 3:26 a.m.

Mercury

Rise: 6:02 a.m.

Set: 4:25 p.m.

Venus

Rise: 3:08 a.m.

Set: 2:52 p.m.

Mars

Rise: 11:18 a.m.

Set: 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter

Rise: 3:22 p.m.

Set: 4:27 a.m.

Saturn

Rise: 4:10 p.m.

Set: 5:42 a.m.

Uranus

Rise: 12:09 p.m.

Set: 10:18 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.