AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, becoming partly to mostly sunny, mild. High 62. Wind west 8-16 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, cooler later. Low 40. Wind northwest 5-10 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny, seasonable. High 56. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, damp early, otherwise partly to mostly sunny, mild. High 62-65. Wind west 8-16 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, cooler late. Low 37-40. Wind northwest 5-10 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny. High 55-58. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, patchy fog early, becoming partly to mostly sunny, mild. High 62-65. Wind west 8-16 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, cooler late. Low 35-38. Wind northwest 6-12 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny. High 54-57. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, patchy fog early, partly sunny, mild. High 55-60. Low 33-38. Wind west 8-16 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, cooler. High 48-53. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, damp to start, then mostly sunny, mild. High 62-67. Low 38-43. Wind west 8-16 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny, mild. High 55-60. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

Virginia: Today, rain to start, then partly sunny, mild. High 63-68. Low 41-49. Wind northwest 7-14 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny, mild. High 60-65. Wind northwest 7-14 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, patchy fog early, then partly sunny, mild. Wind west to northwest 8-16 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, becoming partly to mostly sunny. Wind west to northwest 8-16 knots. Waves 1 foot on the lower Potomac and 1-2 feet on the bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.4 feet this morning and predicts the stage to rise to 4.0 feet Sunday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Sun

Rise: 7:03 a.m.

Set: 4:48 p.m.

Moon

Rise: 9:41 p.m.

Set: 11:19 a.m.

Mercury

Rise: 5:25 a.m.

Set: 3:57 p.m

Venus

Rise: 3:19 a.m.

Set: 2:46 p.m.

Mars

Rise: 11:08 a.m.

Set: 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter

Rise: 2:53 p.m.

Set: 3:56 a.m.

Saturn

Rise: 3:41 p.m.

Set: 5:12 a.m.

Uranus

Rise: 11:42 a.m.

Set: 9:51 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.