• There’s a slight chance of rain and snow between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, changing to all rain this afternoon, with a high temperature near 44. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. We’re expecting heavy rain and wind overnight, with the temperature rising to around 52 by 1 a.m. and southeast winds to 26 miles per hour, gusting to 40, with winds dying down and changing over to the southwest overnight. New rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is possible overnight. The rain will taper off by about 7 a.m. Thursday, with the temperature rising to near 46 by 10 a.m. and then falling to around 40 for the rest of the day. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 39.
• The Sag Harbor home where Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck spent the later years of his life is on the brink of preservation this month, as Southampton Town, the Sag Harbor Partnership and the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas work out the final details to make the property a place where writers can work for generations to come. Read More.
• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will hear a proposal from developer D’Wayne Prieto to build a new hotel at the site of the former Capital One Bank headquarters on the Main Road, just west of the Mattituck business district, at its next meeting Monday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Mattituck-Laurel Library’s Community Room. All are welcome to attend.
• On Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m., Hamptons Observatory will host a free, virtual lecture presented by renowned multi-disciplinary scientist, researcher, and explorer Prof. Paul A. Mayewski, who will speak about his remarkable adventures across the globe to discover how and why climate changes. Here’s more info.
• Author Brad Kolodny will give a talk on “The Jews of Long Island: 1705-1918” at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave. in Riverhead on Sunday at 2 p.m. The reading to culminate with a hands-on food preparation class as well as a book discussion with Mr. Kolodny. Tickets are $20 to $30 and are available at hallockville.org.
• The Poetica Ensemble performs Sunday at the Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton at 2 p.m., with Song-A Cho, violin; Andrew Perea, violin; Chris Shaughnessy, viola; and Rebecca Perea on cello, presenting a program of music by Haydn, Mozart and Ravel with guest artist Jack Hunter, clarinet. Register at myrml.org.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:03 a.m., 12:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:33 a.m.
Greenport: 12:40 a.m., 1:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:38 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:02 a.m., 2:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:09 a.m., 2:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:41 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:50 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:58 a.m., 1:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:06 a.m., 12:26 p.m.
Greenport: 1:35 a.m., 1:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:30 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:30 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:57 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:04 a.m., 3:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:16 a.m., 12:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:43 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.