AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, partly to mostly cloudy. High 46. Wind northeast at 7-14 mph. Tonight, cloudy, rain, drizzle, fog. Low 38. Wind northeast 9-18 mph. Monday, cloudy, rain, drizzle, fog. High 50. Wind east-northeast 7-14 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, variably cloudy. High 48-52. Wind northeast 5-10 mph. Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy. Low 36-44. Wind northeast 8-16 mph. Monday, cloudy, rain, fog. High 51-55. Wind becoming east-northeast at 6-12 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, becoming mostly cloudy. High 54-58. Wind northeast 7-14 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, shower late. Low 40-44. Wind northeast 8-16 mph. Monday, mostly cloudy, couple of showers. High 53-57. Wind east-southeast 6-12 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, partly to mostly sunny, mild. High 45-53. Wind east-southeast 5-10 mph. Monday, cloudy, rain arriving. High 56-60. Wind southeast 6-12 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, cloudy, afternoon showers. Highs 56-60. Wind northeast 12-24 mph. Monday, mostly cloudy. Highs 56-60. Wind east-northeast 10-20 mph.

Virginia: Today, becoming cloudy, afternoon showers. High 56-60. Wind northeast 12-24 mph. Monday, mostly cloudy. High 56-60. Wind east-northeast 10-20 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, variably cloudy. Wind east to northeast 6-12 knots. Wind tonight northeast 8-16 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, variably cloudy. Wind northeast 5-10 knots. Waters will be nearly smooth on the lower Potomac and the bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 4.7 feet this morning and predicts the stage to fall to 4.4 feet Monday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

Rise Set

Sun 7:22 a.m. 4:48 p.m.

Moon 2:39 p.m. 3:23 a.m.

Mercury 6:13 a.m. 3:49 p.m.

Venus 3:59 a.m. 2:29 p.m.

Mars 10:32 a.m. 8:48 p p.m.

Jupiter 1:24 p.m. 2:25 a.m.

Saturn 2:10 p.m. 3:40 a.m.

Uranus 10:18 a.m. 8:29 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.

SOURCES: AccuWeather, Inc.;

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; American Lung Association; National Weather Service.