• Rain is likely between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, then showers after 1 p.m. The high temperature will be near 49, with wind chill values between 30 and 40 early and a northeast wind 7 to 14 miles per hour. We’re expecting more showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight with the temperature rising to around 54 by 11 p.m. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 56, and Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 64.
• In the hubbub over this year’s campaigns for national office, you may be forgiven if you forget that there are many state lawmakers running for office this year as well. Read a bit more about the state races online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss the Ponquogue Beach Pavilion project, hear a presentation on ePermits and discuss Golf at the Bridge monitoring protocols at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board is also expected to hold a special meeting at noon today to elect to consider a change of zone application for the controversial Speonk Commons project on North Phillips Avenue. The meeting will be held in the town hall meeting room and is open to the public.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the merger of the town’s recreation and senior departments and the repurposing of the town’s recreation building at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• Harrison Hunt will discuss “Sherlock Holmes and the Long Island Cave Mystery” this evening at 6 p.m. at Book & Bottle at the Suffolk County Historical Museum in Riverhead. More details are online here. [$5/Members Free]
• Tonight is also Teachers Night at BookHampton in East Hampton. Stop by between 5 and 7 p.m. to hear from their booksellers and representatives from several major publishers about the hottest books of the season. More details are online here.
• Oysterponds Community Activities will host their annual meeting this Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at Poquatuck Hall. All are invited to attend.
• Kevin McAllister of Defend H2O will give a presentation on Living on the Edge: Coastal Issues, Climate Change & What Will Our Coastal Future Be, this Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum. Advance registration is required at 631.537.9735. More details are online here.
The high tides for the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 7:20 a.m., 7:44 p.m.
Orient: 8:21 a.m., 8:45 p.m.
Greenport: 8:49 a.m., 9:13 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 8:44 a.m., 9:08 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 10:11 a.m., 10:35 p.m.
S. JPT: 10:18 a.m., 10:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:34 a.m., 5:48 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 7:59 a.m., 8:23 p.m.
Orient: 9 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
Greenport: 9:28 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 9:23 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 10:50 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
S. JPT: 10:57 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:18 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.