AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, mostly sunny. High 46. Wind southwest 5-10 mph. Tonight, becoming mostly cloudy, shower possible late. Low 34. Wind south 4-8 mph. Sunday, mostly cloudy, mild, shower possible. High 52. Wind southwest 5-10 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, mostly sunny. High 45-48. Wind southwest 5-10 mph. Tonight, becoming mostly cloudy, chance of a shower late. Low 33-36. Wind south 4-8 mph. Sunday, mostly sunny, mild, a chance of showers. High 50-53. Wind southwest 6-12 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, mostly sunny. High 44-47. Wind southwest 5-10 mph. Tonight, becoming mostly cloudy, a shower of rain or freezing rain possible late. Low 32-35. Wind south 4-8 mph. Sunday, mostly cloudy, shower possible. High 50-53. Wind south 5-10 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, partly sunny. High 37-42. Low 29-34. Wind west 6-12 mph. Sunday, mostly cloudy, spotty freezing rain early, then a shower. High 40-45. Wind south 6-12 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, mostly sunny. High 42-47. Low 30-35. Wind southwest 6-12 mph. Sunday, mostly cloudy, shower possible, milder. High 47-52. Wind southwest 6-12 mph.

Virginia: Today, partly to mostly sunny. High 47-52. Low 35-40. Wind west 5-10 mph. Sunday, mostly cloudy, mild, showers possible. High 50-55. Wind southwest 6-12 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, partly to mostly sunny. Wind west to southwest increasing to 6-12 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, mostly sunny. Wind southwest 6-12 knots. Waves 1 foot or less on the lower Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.3 feet this morning and predicts the stage to fall to 3.2 feet Sunday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Sun

Rise: 7:27 a.m.

Set: 5:02 p.m.

Moon

Rise: 8:42 a.m.

Set: 6:57 p.m.

Mercury

Rise: 7:18 a.m.

Set: 4:34 p.m.

Venus

Rise: 4:39 a.m.

Set: 2:28 p.m.

Mars

Rise: 9:54 a.m.

Set: 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter

Rise: 12:02 p.m.

Set: 1:06 a.m.

Saturn

Rise: 12:50 p.m.

Set: 2:19 a.m.

Uranus

Rise: 9:02 a.m.

Set: 7:15 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.