AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, mostly sunny, milder. High 54. Wind northwest 7-14 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy. Low 38. Wind northwest 8-15 mph. Monday, cloudy, possible showers. High 54. Wind west to southwest 7-14 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, mostly sunny, less wind. High 51-54. Wind northwest 7-14 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy. Low 35-38. Wind northwest 8-15 mph. Sunday, cloudy, maybe a shower. High 51-54. Wind west to southwest 7-14 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, mostly sunny, less wind. High 53-56. Wind northwest 7-14 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, chilly. Low 38-41. Wind northwest 5-10 mph. Monday, cloudy, maybe a shower. High 53-56. Wind west to southwest 8-15 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, cloudy, rain. High 47-52. Low 33-38. Wind southwest 6-12mph. Monday, cloudy early, possible showers, sunny afternoon. High 47-52. Wind northwest 8-15 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, mostly sunny, less wind. High 52-57. Low 33-38. Wind northwest 7-14 mph. Monday, cloudy, showers possible. High 52-57. Wind west to southwest 7-14 mph.

Virginia: Today, mostly sunny, less wind. High 53-58. Low 33-40. Wind northwest 7-14 mph. Monday, cloudy, shower possible. High 53-58. Wind west to southwest 6-12 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, mostly sunny, less wind. Wind northwest 10-20 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, mostly sunny, less wind. Wind northwest 10-20 knots. Waves 1-2 feet on the lower Potomac and 1-3 feet on the Chesapeake Bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.5 feet this morning and predicts the stage to lower to 3.4 feet Monday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Sun

Rise: 7:17 a.m.

Set: 4:46 p.m.

Moon

Rise: 10:41 a.m.

Set: 9:03 p.m.

Mercury

Rise: 5:48 a.m.

Set: 3:44 p.m.

Venus

Rise: 3:45 a.m.

Set: 2:33 p.m.

Mars

Rise: 10:44 a.m.

Set: 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter

Rise: 1:52 p.m.

Set: 2:53 a.m.

Saturn

Rise: 2:39 p.m.

Set: 4:09 a.m.

Uranus

Rise: 10:45 a.m.

Set: 8:55 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.