Good Morning!

We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 44 degrees and a southwest wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 32. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 49. We’re expecting one to two more inches of rain, along with wind, Friday night and into Saturday. Another coastal flood watch is in effect mid-day Saturday.

• Numerous roads on the East End were closed Wednesday due to coastal flooding from Tuesday night’s storm. Southampton Town announced Wednesday afternoon that Dune Road, which had been closed from Shinnecock Inlet to Westhampton Beach, is now reopened west of Ponquogue Avenue, though “this is subject to change with flooding and tidal conditions. Reeves Beach — including the parking lot, gazebo, ramp and stair system — in Riverhead is closed to vehicles and pedestrians until further notice due to damage from the storm. The Southampton Town Trustees have instated a temporary beach driving closure until Jan. 12 at 8 a.m., also due to the storm surge.

• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the final scope of the town’s Comprehensive Plan update, town code changes regarding property taxes and agritourism, facility rental fees and the November and December police department reports at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hear an update on planning for downtown Hampton Bays and the town’s Community Housing Fund Project Plan at its 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.

• The Village of Greenport hosts a community Vision For Greenport workshop on ‘Housing That’s Affordable’ and on updates to the village code and Local Waterfront Revitalization Program this evening at 6 p.m. at the Third Street Firehouse. All are welcome to attend.

• The Heart of Riverhead Civic Association‘s 11 a.m. meeting this Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Riverhead Free Library will feature a conversation with new Town Supervisor Tim Hubbard, after which the group will hold a Volunteer Expo for the Martin Luther King National Day of Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, where community non-profits will be on hand to talk with prospective volunteers.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

January 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:17 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:25 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
Greenport: 9:54 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:50 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:49 a.m., 10:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:16 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:23 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:29 a.m., 8:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:38 a.m., 7:06 p.m.

January 12
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:06 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:14 a.m., 9:42 p.m.
Greenport: 10:43 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:40 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:38 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:12 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:17 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:26 a.m., 7:55 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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