AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, cloudy, windy, rain. High 54. Wind southeast 15-30 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy. Low 40. Wind west 15-30 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, breezy. High 52. Wind west 10-20 mph. Wednesday, partly sunny, breezy, mild. High 57.

MARYLAND: Today, cloudy, windy, rain. High 50-54. Wind southeast 15-30 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy. Low 36-40. Wind west 15-30 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, breezy. High 48-52. Wind west 10-20 mph. Wednesday, partly sunny, breezy, mild.

VIRGINIA: Today, cloudy, windy, rain. High 54-58. Wind southeast 15-30 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy. Low 40-44. Wind west 15-30 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, breezy. High 52-56. Wind west 10-20 mph. Wednesday, partly sunny, breezy, mild.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, mostly cloudy, breezy, rain. High 52-56. Wind southeast 10-20 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, breezy, rain. High 40-44. Wind west 10-20 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, cloudy, windy, rain. High 54-58. Low 38-42. Wind southeast 15-30 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, windy. High 52-56. Wind west 15-30 mph.

Virginia: Today, cloudy, windy, rain. High 56-60. Low 40-44. Wind southeast 15-30 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, windy. High 54-58. Wind west 15-30 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, cloudy, windy, rain. High 54-58. Low 38-42. Wind southeast 15-30 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, windy. High 52-56.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, cloudy, windy, rain. Wind southeast 15-30 knots. Waves 2-3 on the lower Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay.

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

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:27 a.m. 5:04 p.m.

Moon 9:55 a.m. 8:55 p.m.

Mercury 7:24 a.m. 4:41 1 p.m.

Venus 4:43 a.m. 2:29 p.m.

Mars 9:50 a.m. 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter 11:55 a.m. 12:59 a.m.

Saturn 12:42 p.m. 2:11 a.m.

Uranus 8:55 a.m. 7:08 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.