• We’re expecting rain today, mainly after 10 a.m., with a high temperature near 43 degrees and a light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. Rain will continue overnight, with a low around 37. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain Friday, mostly in the morning, and Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.
• There will be a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening at the Shelter Island Youth Center, 1 Bateman Road, Shelter Island from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.
• The Hamptons Observatory and the Amagansett Library host “The Astronomical Calendar,” a virtual lecture with Hayden Planetarium lecturer Lydia Maria Petrosino on the influence of early astronomy on the creation of our modern calendar this evening from 7 to 9:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register online for this free event at hamptonsobservatory.org.
• The Riverhead Town Board has cancelled its work session for this morning, and the Southampton Town Board will discuss the draft agenda for its Jan. 23 meeting at its work session at 10:30 a.m. today. The Southampton work session can be viewed live on Sea-TV’s YouTube channel.
• The East Hampton Town Board will vote on resolutions regarding invasive bamboo, amending the town’s Comprehensive Plan to include its Community Housing Implementation Plan and on the design for the new town Senior Center in Amagansett at its 11 a.m. regular meeting this morning, as well as holding public hearings on its fire protection agreements in East Hampton and the Northwest Woods. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.
• The Greenport Village Board holds its monthly work session this evening at 7 p.m. The board is slated to hold a public hearing next Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.on a proposed moratorium on downtown development while the village completes its Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan. Here’s the latest draft of the local law.
• The Shelter Island Library plays host tomorrow, Jan. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. to a Food Scraps Diversion to Compost mini-summit with the organizers of pilot food scrap collection programs from throughout the East End.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:12 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:20 a.m., 6:46 p.m.
Greenport: 7:49 a.m., 8:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:38 a.m., 9:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:44 a.m., 8:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:11 a.m., 9:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:18 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:21 a.m., 6:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:30 a.m., 5 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:03 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:11 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
Greenport: 8:40 a.m., 9:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:35 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:35 a.m., 9 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:02 a.m., 10:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:09 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:18 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:27 a.m., 5:57 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.