• Skies are clear now, but we’re expecting rain this afternoon, mainly after 4 p.m. The high temperature will be near 44 degrees, but the wind chill will make it feel like between 15 and 25. We’re starting out the day with a light southwest wind increasing to 13 to 18 mph, with gusts up to 28 mph. Snow showers are likely tonight and possibly into tomorrow morning, with a low around 25 degrees but a west wind 17 to 24 mph that will push wind chill values down to between 10 and 20 degrees. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 33 and Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 36, with strong breezes expected both days.
• Sunday’s matinée performance of Bye Bye Birdie at Riverhead High School, cancelled due to a fire that broke out in a portable classroom just as the curtain began to rise, has been rescheduled for this coming Sunday, January 17 at 1 p.m. There will be no admission charge for this performance.
• Southampton may join the growing number of municipalities who’ve switched to single stream recycling this year, amid major fluctuations in the ever-volatile recycling market. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The organizers of Nile Rogers’ Freak Out Let’s Dance Festival, held last August at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead, are planning to return this August for a mid-summer weekend festival that has raised concern amongst some North Fork residents. The Riverhead Town Board is expected to vote on the permit this Thursday. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on the purchase of enhanced development rights on property owned by the Peconic Land Trust in Bridgehampton, on two unsafe property conditions in Riverside and on the historic designation of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on Flanders Road in Riverside at their 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss parking along Birch and Davis drives and the surrounding area near the ocean on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk at their 10 a.m. work session today at the Montauk Firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss South Ferry Hills dredging, IGA garbage bags, the Volunteer Park restroom and their purchasing policy at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.