AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, mostly sunny, windy, cold. High 32. Wind northwest 10-20 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, not as cold. Low 26. Wind west-northwest 7-14 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, windy, milder. High 46. Wind west 10-20 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, mostly sunny, blustery, cold. High 30-36. Wind northwest 10-20 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, not as cold. Low 20-26. Wind west-northwest 7-14 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, windy, milder. High 42-46. Wind west 10-20 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, mostly sunny, blustery, cold. High 28-38. Wind northwest 10-20 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, not as cold. Low 16-28. Wind west-northwest 7-14 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, windy, milder. High 40-50. Wind west 10-20 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, mostly sunny, brisk, cold. High 23-30. Low 10-15. Wind northwest 10-20 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, windy, not as cold. High 30-35. Wind west 10-20 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, mostly sunny, cold. High 30-35. Low 20-25. Wind northwest 10-20 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, windy, milder. High 40-45. Wind west-southwest at 10-20 mph.

Virginia: Today, mostly sunny, breezy, cold. High 34-39. Low 24-30. Wind north to northwest 8-16 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, windy, milder. High 44-50. Wind west 8-16 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, mostly sunny, blustery, cold. Wind northwest 10-20 knots. Waves near a foot.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, mostly sunny, windy, cold. Wind northwest 10-20 knots. Waves 1 foot on the lower Potomac, 1-2 feet on the bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.8 feet this morning and predicts the stage to fall to 3.7 feet Sunday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:25 a.m. 4:51 p.m.

Moon 8:29 p.m. 9:57 a.m.

Mercury 6:34 a.m. 3:57 p.m.

Venus 4:11 a.m. 2:27 p.m.

Mars 10:21 a.m. 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter 1:00 p.m. 2:02 a.m.

Saturn 1:46 p.m. 3:15 a.m.

Uranus 9:55 a.m. 8:07 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.