• We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mostly after 1 p.m. today, with a high of 62 degrees and a southeast wind between 11 and 20 miles per hour. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. The rain is expected to continue overnight. There’s a chance of showers, mainly before noon, on Friday but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 57 degrees. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 50 and Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 48.
• The East Hampton Town Board has planned a controversial public hearing on their proposed rental registry for their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight at the Amagansett American Legion Hall, and they’re also facing a wave of public protest over the Montauk Army Corps beach project, with the total number of arrests at 16 people as of yesterday.
• A new program that merges art and coastal awareness, titled “All for Wildlife: Discovering Art in Coastal Cleanups Around Long Island Sound,” just received $10,000 in funding through an interstate collaboration to protect the sound. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss abandoned vehicles, restaurants on Route 58, Harvest East End and the Riverhead Rocks concert at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The first of three of East End Arts’ Harvest Gospel Concerts will be held tonight at 8 p.m. at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church. The choir of 70 members will perform an eclectic and inspiring mix of gospel music. They will also perform on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Hamptons United Methodist Church in Southampton and on Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church in Flanders.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.