AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, sunny, windy, cold. High 32-36. Low 16-20. Wind north-northwest 25-35 mph. Tonight, increasingly cloudy. Low 16-20. Tuesday, cloudy, cold, snow possible. High 26-30. Wednesday, mostly cloudy, a flurry. High 34-38.

MARYLAND: Today, sunny, windy, cold. High 32-36. Wind north-northwest 25-35. Tonight, increasingly cloudy. Low 16-20. Tuesday, mostly cloudy, cold, snow possible. High 26-30. Wednesday, mostly cloudy, flurry. High 34-38.

VIRGINIA: Today, sunny, windy, cold. High 32-36. Wind north-northwest 25-35 mph. Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy. Low 16-20. Tuesday, mostly cloudy, cold, snow possible. High 26-30. Wednesday, mostly cloudy, flurry. High 34-38.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, mostly sunny, then increasingly cloudy, bitterly cold. High 24-28. Low 12-16. Wind northerly 15-25 mph. Tuesday, mostly cloudy, period of snow possible. High 26-30. Wind westerly 10-20 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, sunny, blustery, cold. High 28-32. Wind northwest 30-40 mph. Tuesday, mainly cloudy, bit of snow possible. High 28-32. Wind westerly 10-20 mph.

Virginia: Today, sunny, very windy, cold. High 32-36. Wind northwest 25-35 mph. Tuesday, mainly cloudy, period of snow possible, cold. High 30-34. Wind westerly 10-20 mph. West to southwest 10-20 knots.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, sunny, very windy, cold. Wind north-northwest 25-35 knots. Tonight, increasingly cloudy, very cold.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, sunny, very windy, cold. Wind north-northwest at 25-35 knots. Waves up to 3 feet on the Lower Potomac, 3-5 feet on the Chesapeake.

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

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:25 a.m. 5:11 p.m.

Moon 1:57 p.m. 3:25 a.m.

Mercury 7:39 a.m. 5:09 p.m.

Venus 4:56 a.m. 2:33 p.m.

Mars 9:36 a.m. 8:47 p.m.

Jupiter 11:28 a.m. 12:34 a.m.

Saturn 12:10 p.m. 1:40 a.m.

Uranus 8:28 a.m. 6:42 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.