AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, sunny, windy, chilly. High 52. Wind northwest 12-22 mph. Tonight, clear, chilly, diminishing wind. Low 36. Wind northwest 3-6 mph. Wednesday, sunny, patchy fog early, a milder afternoon. High 56. Wind west 5-10 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, sunny, blustery, chilly. High 52-55. Wind northwest 12-22 mph. Tonight, clear, chilly, little wind. Low 35-38. Wind northwest 4-8 mph. Wednesday, sunny, foggy spots early, a milder afternoon. High 55-58. Wind west 5-10 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, sunny, windy, chilly. High 51-54. Wind northwest 10-20 mph. Tonight, clear, chilly, diminishing wind. Low 34-37. Wind northwest 3-6 mph. Wednesday, sunny, patchy fog early, a milder afternoon. High 54-57. Wind west 5-10 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, mostly sunny, breezy, chilly. High 40-45. Low 25-30. Wind northwest 8-16 mph. Wednesday, sunny, patchy fog early, becoming mild. High 48-53. Wind west 6-12 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, mostly sunny, windy, chilly. High 50-55. Low 32-37. Wind northwest 12-25 mph. Wednesday, sunny, a milder afternoon. High 53-58. Wind west 6-12 mph.

Virginia: Today, sunny, windy, chilly. High 50-55. Low 34-39. Wind northwest 12-22 mph. Wednesday, sunny, a milder afternoon. High 55-60. Wind west 6-12 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, mostly sunny, windy, chilly. Wind west to northwest 10-20 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, mostly sunny, windy, chilly. Wind northwest 12-22 knots. Waves 1-2 feet on the lower Potomac and 2 feet 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 Wednesday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:13 a.m. 4:46 p.m.

Moon 6:41 a.m. 4:56 p.m.

Mercury 5:33 a.m. 3:44 p.m.

Venus 3:36 a.m. 2:37 p.m.

Mars 10:53 a.m. 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter 2:12 p.m. 3:14 a.m.

Saturn 2:59 p.m. 4:30 a.m.

Uranus 11:04 a.m. 9:14 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.