• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high near 72 degrees and isolated showers after 3 p.m. There might also be some patchy fog out there before 9 a.m. The wind will be out of the south at 7 to 14 miles per hour. Enjoy the balmy weather, because it won’t last. Winds will pick up to 15 to 20 miles per hour overnight, with a low around 39. Saturday will be sunny, with northeast winds 9 to 13 miles per hour and a high near 58. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers Sunday, mainly before 2 p.m., with a high near 63.
• Peconic Bay scallop season starts this coming Monday and we’re hearing promising things about a potentially good crop this season. While you’re waiting for opening day, read up on what local researchers are doing to beef up eelgrass beds here, which provide prime habitat for scallops and other marine creatures.
• How much money do you have to make to afford “affordable” housing? You might be surprised. Columnist Michael Daly takes a look this month at the income required to get into affordable housing on the East End.
• The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation and Southampton Hospital will co-sponsor a free community Health Fair at the Most Holy Trinity School at 77 Buell Lane in East Hampton today, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More details are online here.
• The new East End Mobile Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” continues for two more nights, tonight and tomorrow, at the Jamesport Meeting House. More details are online here.
• Dr. Joe Warren of SOMaS at Stony Brook Southampton will give a talk on “Dining with the Leviathans of the Oceans” on the Southampton campus this evening at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
• Beacon editor Beth Young will be talking about the news with the Media Mavens on 88.3 WPPB this morning at 9 a.m. Tune in!
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:31 a.m., 9:54 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:39 a.m., 9:02 p.m.
Greenport: 10:08 a.m., 10:31 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:03 a.m., 11:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:03 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:30 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:37 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:51 a.m., 7:15 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:13 a.m., 10:40 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:21 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
Greenport: 10:50 a.m., 11:17 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:49 a.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:45 a.m., 11:12 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: Midnight, 12:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:36 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.