• It will be mostly cloudy today, with a high temperature near 51 degrees and a southwest wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers this evening after 11 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and the temperature falling to near 43 by 9 p.m., then rising to around 48 during the remainder of the night. Saturday will be cloudy and breezy, with a high near 62 and a 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9 a.m. and a southwest wind 8 to 13 miles per hour, increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon, with gusts as high as 37 mph. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm Saturday evening, with a low around 36. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
• The Riverhead Business Improvement District’s annual holiday bonfire, originally scheduled for tomorrow evening, has been rescheduled for next Saturday, Dec. 18 due to rain in the forecast. Here are our listings for upcoming holiday happenings.
• The Bridgehampton Fire Department, at 64 School Street in Bridgehampton, will hold a New York Blood Center blood drive this afternoon and evening from 2 to 8 p.m. There’s currently a nationwide blood shortage. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.
• The Southampton Arts Center at 25 Jobs Lane in Southampton will hold a Community Healing Banner Project Saturday, Dec. 11 from Noon to 5 p.m. Sag Harbor artist Mare Dianora leads this collaborative Community Healing Project, using art to address how the effects of the pandemic affect our daily lives and how we are choosing to move forward. Admission is free, and you can register online at southamptonartscenter.org
• The Beatles’ “White Album” will be performed live by the Moondogs Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. at Bay Street Theatre, 1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor. The Moondogs have been faithfully covering The Beatles for decades. Tickets are $30 and are available at baystreet.org.
• CCE Community Horticultural Specialist Roxanne Zimmer talks “Celebrating Olmstead’s Parks for All” in a Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons-sponsored Zoom session Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 for the general public, HAH members are free. RSVP at HAHgarden.org.
• Suffolk County reported 1,017 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, Dec. 7, with 6.7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 237 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 39 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,705 people since March of 2020. As of Dec. 7, 68.8 percent of all Suffolk residents are fully vaccinated, with 80.2 percent of the population ages 12 and up fully vaccinated.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:29 a.m., 2:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:37 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Greenport: 3:06 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:59 a.m., 4:23 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:01 a.m., 3:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:28 a.m., 4:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:35 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:44 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:10 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:35 a.m., 3:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:43 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
Greenport: 4:12 a.m., 4:34 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5 a.m., 5:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:07 a.m., 4:29 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:34 a.m., 5:56 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:41 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:40 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:49 a.m., 1:04 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.