AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, mostly cloudy, 1-3 inches of light snow early, then flurries. High 32. Wind becoming northeast 6-12 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, flurries. Low 26. Wind northwest 6-12 mph. Monday, variably cloudy, flurries. High 38. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, mostly cloudy, 1-3 inches of light snow early, then flurries. High 30-34. Wind becoming northeast 6-12 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, flurries. Low 24-28. Wind northwest 6-12 mph. Monday, variably cloudy, flurries. High 36-40. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, mostly cloudy, 1-3 inches of light snow early, then flurries. High 32-36. Wind becoming northeast 6-12 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, flurries. Low 24-28. Wind northwest 6-12 mph. Monday, variably cloudy, flurries. High 38-42. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, mostly cloudy, some flurries. High 28-34. Wind southwest to west 6-12 mph. Tonight, cloudy, windy, flurries. Low 15-20. Monday, variably cloudy, flurries. High 20-26. Wind northwest 7-14 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, cloudy, 1-3 inches of snow early, then a flurry or sprinkle. High 34-38. Low 30-34. Wind southeast at east 8-16 mph. Monday, variably cloudy, sprinkle. High 38-42. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

Virginia: Today, cloudy, snow and ice to rain. High 34-40. Low 28-36. Wind east to northeast 8-16 mph. Monday, variably cloudy, rain or snow shower. High 40-45. Wind northwest 12-22 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, mostly cloudy, 1-3 inches of snow early, then flurries. Wind southeast to northeast 6-12 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, cloudy, 1-3 inches of snow early, then flurries. Wind southeast 6-12 knots. Waves a foot or less on the lower Potomac and the bay.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.0 feet this morning and predicts the stage to rise near 3.1 feet Monday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

Rise Set

Sun 7:22 a.m. 5:18 p.m.

Moon 8:24 p.m. 9:12 a.m.

Mercury 7:49 a.m. 5:37 p.m.

Venus 5:06 a.m. 2:39 p.m.

Mars 9:23 a.m. 8:47 p.m.

Jupiter 11:06 a.m. 12:13 a.m.

Saturn 11:47 a.m. 1:17 a.m.

Uranus 8:06 a.m. 6:20 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.