AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, partly sunny, mild. High 64. Wind south 4-8 mph. Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, mild. Low 50. Wind variable 2-4 mph. Monday, mostly cloudy, breezy, near-record warmth, showers. High 64. Wind south to southwest 8-16 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, cloudy to partly sunny, mild. High 60-64. Wind south 3-6 mph. Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, mild. Low 43-48. Wind calm. Monday, mostly cloudy, very mild, showers. High 60-64. Wind south to southwest 8-16 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, partly sunny, quite mild. High 62-66. Wind south 4-8 mph. Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, mild. Low 45-49. Wind south 2-4 mph. Monday, mostly cloudy, very mild, showers. High 62-66. Wind south to southwest 8-16 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, cloudy to partly sunny, very mild. High 54-60. Low 43-48. Wind south 4-8 mph. Monday, variably cloudy, showers. High 54-60. Wind southwest 8-16 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, cloudy to partly sunny, mild. High 60-66. Wind south at 5-10 mph. Monday, variably cloudy, mild, a few afternoon showers. High 60-66. Wind south 10-16 mph.

Virginia: Today, partly sunny, mild for early January. High 64-72. Wind south at 6-12 mph. Monday, variably cloudy, mild, a few afternoon showers. High 64-70. Wind south 10-16 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, cloudy to partly sunny, mild for early January. Wind south 4-8 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, partly sunny. Wind south at 4-8 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 Monday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:27 a.m. 4:57 p.m.

Moon 3:39 a.m. 2:21 p.m.

Mercury 7:01 a.m. 4:15 p.m.

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

Mars 10:06 a.m. 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter 12:25 p.m. 1:28 a.m.

Saturn 1:14 p.m. 2:43 a.m.

Uranus 9:25 a.m. 7:37 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.