AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, foggy spots early, mostly sunny, mild. High 55. Wind south 4-8 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, mild. Low 44. Wind variable 3-6 mph. Sunday, becoming mostly cloudy, breezy, very mild, shower possible. High 62. Wind south 8-16 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, patchy fog early, mostly sunny, mild. High 54-57. Wind south 5-10 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, mild. Low 43-46. Wind south 3-6 mph. Sunday, becoming mostly cloudy, breezy, very mild, chance of a shower. High 60-63. Wind south 8-16 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, foggy areas to start, mostly sunny, mild. High 53-56. Wind south 4-8 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, mild. Low 44-47. Wind south 3-6 mph. Sunday, mostly cloudy, breezy, very mild, shower. High 57-60. Wind south 8-16 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, foggy spots early, partly sunny, very mild. High 47-52. Low 40-45. Wind south 4-8 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, shower, warm. High 55-60. Wind southwest 8-16 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, foggy spots early, then mostly sunny, mild. High 57-62. Low 43-48. Wind south 5-10 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, mild, shower. High 60-65. Wind south 8-16 mph.

Virginia: Today, cloudy to partly sunny, mild, foggy spots early. High 60-67. Low 45-50. Wind variable 4-8 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, shower. High 65-70. Wind south 6-12 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, foggy locations to start, then partly to mostly sunny. Wind south 4-8 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, foggy spots early, then partly to mostly sunny. Wind south 5-10 knots. Waters nearly smooth on the lower Potomac and the Bay.

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

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:27 a.m. 4:56 p.m.

Moon 2:42 a.m. 1:48 p.m.

Mercury 6:58 a.m. 4:13 p.m.

Venus 4:25 a.m. 2:27 p.m.

Mars 10:08 a.m. 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter 12:33 p.m. 1:35 a.m.

Saturn 1:18 p.m. 2:47 a.m.

Uranus 9:29 a.m. 7:41 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.