AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, cloudy, showers. High 50. Wind east 5-10 mph. Tonight, cloudy, showers. Low 46. Wind southeast 8-16 mph. Tuesday, cloudy, mild, showers. High 54. Wind south 10-20 mph. Wednesday, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 43.

MARYLAND: Today, cloudy, showers. High 46-50. Wind east 5-10 mph. Tonight, cloudy, showers. Low 42-46. Wind southeast 8-16 mph. Tuesday, cloudy, mild, showers. High 50-54. Wind south 10-20 mph. Wednesday, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 39-43.

VIRGINIA: Today, cloudy, showers. High 50-54. Wind east 5-10 mph. Tonight, cloudy, showers. Low 46-50. Wind southeast 8-16 mph. Tuesday, cloudy, mild, showers. High 54-58. Wind south 10-20 mph. Wednesday, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 43-47.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, cloudy, foggy, showers. High 44-48. Wind east 6-12 mph. Tonight, cloudy, foggy, showers. Low 40-44. Tuesday, windy, colder, rain changing to snow showers.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, cloudy, showers. High 54-58. Wind east 7-14 mph. Tuesday, cloudy, mild, showers, breezy. Wind southeast 15-25 mph.

Virginia: Today, becoming cloudy, showers. High 56-60. Wind east 7-14 mph. Tuesday, cloudy, breezy, mild, showers. High 60-64. Wind southeast 15-25 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, cloudy, showers. High 54-58. Wind east 7-14 mph. Tuesday, cloudy, mild, showers, breezy. Wind southeast 15-25 mph.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, cloudy, showers. High 54-58. Wind east at 6-12 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 4.4 feet this morning and predicts the stage to remain at 4.4 feet Tuesday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:22 a.m. 4:49 p.m.

Moon 3:21 p.m. 4:35 a.m.

Mercury 6:16 a.m. 3:50 p.m.

Venus 4:01 a.m. 2:29 p.m.

Mars 10:30 a.m. 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter 1:20 p.m. 2:21 a.m.

Saturn 2:06 p.m. 3:36 a.m.

Uranus 10:14 a.m. 8:25 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.