AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, partly sunny, not as cold in the afternoon. High 40. Wind southwest 8-16 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, shower or flurry. Low 34. Wind southwest 8-16 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, windy, mild, shower. High 50. Wind west 12-25 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, partly sunny, milder. High 37-40. Wind southwest 8-16 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, shower or flurry possible. Low 32-35. Wind southwest 8-16 mph. Sunday, cloudy to partly sunny, windy, mild, shower. High 47-50. Wind west 12-25 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, partly sunny, milder afternoon. High 39-42. Wind southwest 8-16 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, shower or flurry possible. Low 33-36. Wind southwest 8-16 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, windy, mild, shower. High 49-52. Wind west 12-25 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, variably cloudy, morning flurry. High 30-35. Low 28-33. Wind southwest 8-16 mph. Sunday, variably cloudy, windy, shower or flurry. High 37-42. Wind west 12-22 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, partly sunny, milder afternoon. High 37-42. Low 29-34. Wind southwest 8-16 mph. Sunday, cloudy to partly sunny, windy, shower, mild. High 42-47. Wind west 15-25 mph.

Virginia: Today, mostly sunny, breezy, cool. High 40-47. Low 29-34. Wind west to southwest 8-16 knots. Sunday, partly sunny, windy, milder. High 50-55. Wind southwest 12-22 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, variably cloudy, afternoon flurry. Wind becoming southwest 8-16 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, partly sunny, becoming milder. Wind southwest 8-16 knots. Waves 1 foot on the lower Potomac, 1-2 feet on 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 hold near 3.3 feet Sunday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

Rise Set

Sun 7:25 a.m. 5:09 p.m.

Moon 12:35 p.m. 1:07 a.m.

Mercury 7:35 a.m. 5:01 p.m.

Venus 4:52 a.m. 2:32 p.m.

Mars 9:40 a.m. 8:47 p.m.

Jupiter 11:36 a.m. 12:41 a.m.

Saturn 12:22 p.m. 1:51 a.m.

Uranus 8:36 a.m. 6:50 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.