AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, partly sunny, unusually warm. High 64. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, very mild. Low 46. Wind southwest 4-8 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, continued unusually warm, chance of a shower. High 66. Wind southwest 6-12 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, mostly sunny, very warm. High 63-66. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, very mild. Low 44-47. Wind southwest 4-8 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, still unusually warm, a shower is possible. High 66-69. Wind southwest 6-12 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, partly sunny, unusually warm. High 62-65. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, mild. Low 43-46. Wind southwest 4-8 mph. Sunday, mostly cloudy, still quite warm, chance of a shower. High 65-68. Wind southwest 6-12 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, partly sunny, unusually warm, a stray shower. High 60-65. Low 40-45. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, shower, warm. High 60-65. Wind southwest 6-12 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, partly sunny, unusually warm. High 63-68. Low 43-48. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, warm, chance of a shower. High 65-70. Wind southwest 6-12 mph.

Virginia: Today, mostly sunny, unusually warm. High 65-70. Low 45-50. Wind southwest 5-10 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, continued warm. High 67-72. Wind southwest 6-12 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, partly sunny, a very mild afternoon. Wind west to southwest 6-12 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, partly sunny, unusually warm. Wind southwest 6-12 knots. Waters will be nearly smooth on the lower Potomac and on the Chesapeake Bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.6 feet this morning and predicts the stage to fall to 3.5 feet Sunday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:10 a.m. 4:46 p.m.

Moon 3:51 a.m. 3:14 p.m.

Mercury 5:27 a.m. 3:46 p.m.

Venus 3:31 a.m. 2:39 p.m.

Mars 10:57 a.m. 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter 2:24 p.m. 3:26 a.m.

Saturn 3:12 p.m. 4:43 a.m.

Uranus 11:15 a.m. 9:25 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.