• We’re expecting rain this morning, mainly before 10 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 60 degrees. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 47 and a 20 percent chance of rain after 2 a.m. We’re expecting rain on Thursday, with a high temperature near 57, and more rain on Friday, mainly before 3 p.m. The high Friday will be near 49 degrees.
• Super-spreader events are beginning to show up in Suffolk. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is expected to announce this afternoon that the county will be issuing up to $15,000 in fines to both a local venue that recently hosted a wedding in which one-third of attendees have tested positive, and a Farmingville resident who recently hosted a house party with more than 200 individuals in attendance. In addition to the 30 Covid-19 positive cases from the wedding, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services is also monitoring a recent spreader event where more than 20 individuals have tested positive after attending a birthday party in Bellport.
• Suffolk County reported 112 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Tuesday, with 1.7 percent of people tested testing positive. Thirty-five people are hospitalized with the virus in Suffolk, with four in ICU. The county reported no new deaths from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 2,019.
• Drawdown East End, which is focused on using the principles of the “Drawdown” movement to combat climate change, will host two Southold community webinars in November on reducing household food waste. The webinars include “eight easy tips you can use in your home to reduce food waste, save money and reverse global warming,” and will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. To register, email DrawdownSoutholdPilot@gmail.com, or visit www.drawdowneastend.org for more information.
• Expect traffic to be rerouted on Front Street in Greenport this morning, between Main and First streets, as the village BID hangs lights for the upcoming holiday season.
• Early voting will be held today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here are more details. We’ve been hearing reports from East End voters the last couple days that people from up the island are coming to polling places farther east because the wait is too long in western Suffolk. Also, if you are dropping off an absentee ballot, you can hand it to poll workers at the entrance to the polling places without waiting on line.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:28 a.m., 8:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:36 a.m., 7:55 p.m.
Greenport: 9:05 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:58 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:27 a.m., 10:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:34 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:39 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:48 a.m., 6:02 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:05 a.m., 9:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:13 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
Greenport: 9:42 a.m., 10:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:38 a.m., 11:02 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:37 a.m., 9:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:04 a.m., 11:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:11 a.m., 11:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:20 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:29 a.m., 6:43 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.