AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, cloudy, windy, showers. High 50-54. Wind southwest 15-25 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy, colder. Low 27-31. Wind northwest 15-25 mph. Monday, mostly sunny, windy, cold. High 34-38. Tuesday, cloudy, rain, snow. High 41-45.

MARYLAND: Today, cloudy, windy, showers. High 46-50. Wind southwest 15-25 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy, colder. Low 23-27. Wind northwest 15-25 mph. Monday, mostly sunny, windy, cold. High 30-34. Tuesday, cloudy, rain, snow. High 37-41.

VIRGINIA: Today, cloudy, windy, showers. High 50-54. Wind southwest 15-25 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy, colder. Low 27-31. Wind northwest 15-25 mph. Monday, mostly sunny, windy, cold. High 34-38. Tuesday, cloudy, rain, snow. High 41-45.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, mostly cloudy, windy. High 40-44. Low 20-24. Wind northwest 10-20 mph. Monday, mostly cloudy, windy, colder. High 30-34. Wind north 15-25 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, partly sunny, a milder afternoon. High 48-52. Low 26-30. Wind southwest 10-20 mph. Monday, partly sunny, windy, cold. High 40-44. Wind northwest 15-30 mph.

Virginia: Today, mostly cloudy, windy, mild. High 56-60. Low 32-36. Wind west to southwest 10-20 knots. Monday, partly sunny, windy, colder. High 42-46. Wind northwest 15-30 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, cloudy, windy, showers. Wind southwest 10-20 knots. Tonight, partly cloudy, windy, colder.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, partly sunny, milder. Wind southwest 10-20 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 Monday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:25 a.m. 5:10 p.m.

Moon 1:13 p.m. 2:15 a.m.

Mercury 7:37 a.m. 5:05 p.m.

Venus 4:54 a.m. 2:32 p.m.

Mars 9:38 a.m. 8:47 p.m.

Jupiter 11:32 a.m. 12:37 a.m.

Saturn 12:18 p.m. 1:47 a.m.

Uranus 8:32 a.m. 6:46 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.