AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, cloudy, breezy, mild, rain, thunderstorm. High 62. Wind southwest 10-20 mph. Tonight, cloudy, breezy, cooler, showers. Low 40. Wind northwest 10-20 mph. Tuesday, cloudy early, then partly sunny. High 48. Wind north 7-14 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, cloudy, breezy, mild, rain, thunderstorm. High 58-62. Wind southwest 10-20 mph. Tonight, cloudy, breezy, showers. Low 36-40. Wind northwest 10-20 mph. Tuesday, cloudy early, then partly sunny. High 44-48. Wind north 7-14 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, cloudy, breezy, mild, rain, thunderstorm. High 62-66. Wind southwest 10-20 mph. Tonight, cloudy, breezy, showers. Low 40-44. Wind northwest 10-20 mph. Tuesday, cloudy early, then partly sunny. High 48-52. Wind north 7-14 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, cloudy, breezy, showers, cooler. High 46-52. Wind becoming northwest at 10-20 mph. Tonight, cloudy, cooler, showers ending. Low 30-34. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, cloudy, breezy, mild, rain, thunderstorm. High 62-66. Wind southwest 10-20 mph. Tuesday, cloudy, then partly sunny. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

Virginia: Today, mostly cloudy, warm, showers, thunderstorm. High 66-70. Wind southwest 10-20 mph. Tuesday, cloudy early, then partly sunny. High 50-54. Wind northwest 10-20 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, cloudy, breezy, mild, rain, thunderstorm. High 60-64. Wind southwest 10-20 mph.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, cloudy, breezy, rain, thunderstorm. Wind southwest at 10-20 knots. A moderate chop on the lower Potomac and 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 remain at 3.4 feet Tuesday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

Planet Watch

Rise Set

Sun 7:12 a.m. 4:46 p.m.

Moon 5:45 a.m. 4:19 9 p.m.

Mercury 5:31 a.m. 3:44 p.m.

Venus 3:34 a.m. 2:38 p.m.

Mars 10:54 a.m. 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter 2:16 p.m. 3:18 a.m.

Saturn 3:04 p.m. 4:34 a.m.

Uranus 11:08 a.m. 9:17 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.