AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, increasingly cloudy, windy, chilly. High 44-48. Wind southwest 15-25 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, blustery, colder, flurries. Low 24-28. Wind northwest 15-30 mph. Monday, partly sunny, brisk, cold. High 31-35.

MARYLAND: Today, increasingly cloudy, windy, chilly. High 40-44. Wind southwest 15-25 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, blustery, colder, flurries. Low 20-24. Wind northwest 15-30 mph. Monday, partly sunny, brisk, cold. High 27-31.

VIRGINIA: Today, increasingly cloudy, windy, chilly. High 40-44. Wind southwest 15-25 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, blustery, colder, flurries. Low 20-24. Wind northwest 15-30 mph. Monday, partly sunny, brisk, cold. High 27-31.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, mostly cloudy, windy, flurries. High 34-38. Low 10-15. Wind northwest 15-25 mph. Monday, cloudy, windy, cold, snow showers. High 24-28. Wind northwest 15-30 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, partly sunny, chilly. High 44-48. Low 28-32. Wind southwest 15-25 mph. Monday, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 36-40. Wind northwest 15-25 mph.

Virginia: Today, partly sunny, brisk, chilly. High 46-50. Low 30-34. Wind southwest 10-20 mph. Monday, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 38-42. Wind northwest 15-25 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, partly sunny, windy, chilly. Wind southwest 15-25 knots. Waves near a foot.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, partly sunny, windy, chilly. Wind southwest 15-25 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 3.7 feet this morning and predicts the stage to remain at 3.7 feet Monday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:25 a.m. 4:52 p.m.

Moon 9:37 p.m. 10:40 a.m.

Mercury 6:37 a.m. 3:59 p.m.

Venus 4:13 a.m. 2:27 p.m.

Mars 10:19 a.m. 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter 12:56 p.m. 1:58 a.m.

Saturn 1:42 p.m. 3:11 a.m.

Uranus 9:52 a.m. 8:03 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.