Good Morning!

• We’re expecting snow to turn to rain here by about 10 a.m. with cloudy skies today and a high near 43, with wind chill values between 25 and 35 and southeast wind 5 to 7 miles per hour, becoming west in the afternoon. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 26. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 35 and a 40 percent chance of snow after 4 p.m. We’re expecting rain, snow and sleet overnight Saturday, with accumulations of snow and sleet of 1 to 3 inches possible. We’re expecting rain on Sunday, with a chance of snow and sleet after 4 p.m., with new accumulations of less than half an inch possible. Martin Luther King Day will be clear but much colder, with a high near 18 degrees.

• The Montauk Observatory will hold a lecture on “Celestial Shadows: The January 2019 Lunar Eclipse” this evening at 7 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in anticipation of Sunday evening’s total lunar eclipse. The forecast is currently looking iffy for Sunday into Monday, but you can learn more about how you can view the eclipse online here.

• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is holding its fifth annual Light the Night Winter Trail Walk this Saturday, Jan. 19. More details are online here.

• Southold Town will hold its annual Martin Luther King Day memorial service this Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church. All are welcome to attend. More details are online here.

• The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center will hold a screening of “First Reformed,” about the troubled Protestant minister of a dwindling congregation, this Sunday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. More details are online here.

• Veterans, elected officials and the family and friends of Army Private First Class Garfield Langhorn, will gather at the Riverhead Post Office at 1210 West Main Street, now named for PFC Langhorn on Monday, Jan. 21 at noon, to honor the soldier on the 50th anniversary of his death in the line of duty during the Vietnam War. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.

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

January 18
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:03 a.m., 7:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:11 a.m., 6:36 p.m.
Greenport: 7:40 a.m., 8:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:25 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:35 a.m., 8 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:02 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:09 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:02 a.m., 6:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:11 a.m., 4:47 p.m.

January 19
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:50 a.m., 8:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:58 a.m., 7:23 p.m.
Greenport: 8:27 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:19 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:22 a.m., 8:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:49 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:56 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:59 a.m., 7:33 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:08 a.m., 5:42 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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