• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 21 degrees but wind chill values between -5 and 5, with a northwest wind 26 to 31 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 46 mph. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 12. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 28 and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 32.
• Due to the forecasted temperatures in the coming days, the Covid-19 testing site at Stony Brook University’s South P-Lot will be closed on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. To accommodate the rescheduling of appointments for these days, operational hours for Sunday, Jan. 31 will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about Stony Brook’s coronavirus drive-through testing, click here.
• Suffolk County reported 1,301 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Thursday, with 6.8 percent of people tested testing positive. There are currently 736 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 141 of them in ICU and 22 percent of hospital beds available. The county reported 17 new deaths from the virus, brining the death toll here to 2,756 people.
• Southampton’s Rogers Memorial Library is teaming up this month with Drawdown East End for a series of online forums on “Drawdown the Future: A Conversation for our Changing Times.” Here’s more.
• Alicia Longwell and Nathan Kernan, who is currently writing a biography of poet James Schuyler will hold an online live-stream conversation about the friendship of Poet James Schuyler and Fairfield Porter this evening as part of the Parrish Art Museum’s Friday night lecture series this evening at 5 p.m. Here are more details.
• Sag Harbor Cinema and Cinema Tropical are hosting special live discussion via Zoom with Identifying Features filmmakers Fernanda Valadez and Astrid Rondero this Sunday, Jan. 31 at 4:30 p.m. Here’s how to register.
• The Beacon’s February print edition will be on all these newsstands throughout the East End by mid-day today. You’ll read many of these stories in print before you find them here, and our print edition supports much of the work we do!
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:07 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:15 a.m., 9:42 p.m.
Greenport: 10:44 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:35 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:39 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:13 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:06 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:15 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:49 a.m., 11:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:57 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Greenport: 11:26 a.m., 11:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:06 a.m., 12:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:21 a.m., 11:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:33 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:40 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:47 a.m., 10:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:56 a.m., 8:32 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.