AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, partly sunny, breezy, milder. High 40. Wind southwest, becoming west 10-20 mph. Tonight, clearing, cold. Low 25. Wind light and variable. Tuesday, partly sunny, chilly. High 38. Wind north-northwest 7-14 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, partly sunny, breezy, milder. High 36-40. Wind southwest, then west 10-20 mph. Tonight, clearing, cold. Low 21-25. Wind light and variable. Tuesday, partly sunny, chilly. High 34-38. Wind north-northwest 7-14 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, partly sunny, breezy, milder. High 38-42. Wind southwest, becoming west 10-20 mph. Tonight, clearing, cold. Low 25-29. Wind light and variable. Tuesday, partly sunny, chilly. High 36-40. Wind north-northwest 7-14 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, partly sunny, breezy, cold. High 24-28. Wind northwest 10-20 mph. Tonight, clear, quite cold. Low 6-10. Wind light and variable. Tuesday, partly sunny, cold. High 28-32.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, mostly cloudy, breezy. High 38-42. Low 26-30. Wind southwest, becoming west 10-20 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, breezy. High 36-40. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

Virginia: Today, mostly cloudy, breezy, shower. High 36-40. Low 28-32. Wind southwest, then west 10-20 mph. Tuesday, partly sunny, breezy. High 36-40. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, partly sunny, breezy, milder. Wind southwest, becoming west 10-20 knots.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, partly sunny, breezy, milder. Wind southwest, becoming west 10-20 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 3.1 feet this morning and predicts the stage to remain at 3.1 feet Tuesday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Set

Sun 7:21 a.m. 5:19 p.m.

Moon 9:30 p.m. 9:47 a.a.m.

Mercury 7:50 a.m. 5:42 p.m.

Venus 5:08 a.m. 2:40 p.m.

Mars 9:21 a.m. 8:47 p.m.

Jupiter 11:03 a.m. 12:10 a.m.

Saturn 11:43 a.m. 1:13 a.m.

Uranus 8:02 a.m. 6:17 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.