AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, mostly sunny, seasonable. High 56. Wind northwest 8-16 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, chilly. Low 32. Wind northwest 6-12 mph. Monday, partly sunny, brisk, cooler. High 48. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, mostly sunny, seasonable. High 54-58. Wind northwest 8-16 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, chilly. Low 30-34. Wind northwest 6-12 mph. Monday, partly sunny, blustery, cooler. High 44-48. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, mostly sunny, seasonable. High 56-60. Wind northwest 8-16 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, chilly, turning breezy. Low 30-34. Wind northwest 6-12 mph. Monday, partly to mostly sunny. High 46-50. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, mostly sunny. High 53-58. Tonight, partly cloudy, chilly. Low 29-34. Wind northwest 8-16 mph. Monday, partly sunny, cooler. High 44-49. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, mostly sunny, seasonable. High 53-58. Low 34-38. Wind northwest at 8-16 mph. Monday, partly sunny, windy, cooler. High 49-54. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

Virginia: Today, mostly sunny, seasonable. High 58-63. Low 36-41. Wind northwest 7-14 mph. Monday, partly to mostly sunny, breezy, cooler. Wind northwest 9-18 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, mostly sunny, seasonable. Wind northwest 10-20 knots. Tonight, mainly clear, turning chilly.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, mostly sunny, cooler. Wind northwest 10-20 knots. Waves 1 foot on the lower Potomac and near 2 feet on 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 rise slightly to 3.4 feet Monday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

Planet Watch

Rise Set

Sun 7:04 a.m. 4:47 p.m.

Moon 10:47 p.m. 12:04 p.m.

Mercury 5:24 a.m. 3:55 p.m.

Venus 3:21 a.m. 2:45 p.m.

Mars 11:06 a.m. 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter 2:49 p.m. 3:52 a.m.

Saturn 3:37 p.m. 5:08 a.m.

Uranus 11:38 a.m. 9:47 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.