• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 71 degrees and isolated showers possible after 1 p.m., with a light southeast wind increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. We’re expecting drizzle this evening, changing over to showers overnight, with a steady temperature around 66 degrees. The chance of overnight rain is 60 percent. The chance of showers increases Tuesday, with a south wind 18 to 22 miles per hour, gusting to the mid-thirties, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation. The high Tuesday will be near 71 degrees. We’re expecting rain, heavy at times, on Wednesday, with the temperature falling to around 63 by 3 p.m.
• For the fourth year in a row, students at schools throughout the Peconic Estuary took to the shores last Friday, Oct. 20 to take the vital signs of the waters near their homes. We tagged along with Riverhead and Hampton Bays students for A Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary. Read our story online here.
• Tomorrow is the deadline to get your order in for The Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s annual Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser. More details are online here.
• William Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” amidst scheming to overthrow the throne of England, has found time this month to tour the North Fork, thanks to a new group called the East End Mobile Theatre. We caught up with the theater company’s founder, Colin Palmer, ahead of their opening night this Thursday, Oct. 26 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greenport. Read our discussion online here.
• The North Fork Environmental Council continues its monthly lecture series this Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Jamesport Meeting House with a talk on “The Peconic River and Seatuck’s Long Island River Revival Project” by Seatuck Executive Director Enrico Nardone at 6:30 p.m. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 12:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: noon
Greenport: 1:12 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:06 a.m., 2:17 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:07 a.m., 1:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:34 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:41 a.m., 2:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:08 a.m., 10:34 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:23 a.m., 1:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:31 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Greenport: 2 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:49 a.m., 3 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:55 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:22 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:29 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:51 a.m., 11:22 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.