• We’re expecting rain, heavy at times, and a high temperature near 52 degrees today. The wind will be out of the east at 17 to 22 miles-per-hour this morning, becoming north 9 to 14 miles per hour in the afternoon. We’re expecting between three quarters and one inch of rain. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain this evening before 10 p.m., but otherwise it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 34. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain Wednesday, mainly after 4 p.m., but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 52 degrees. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 52 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers before 9 a.m.
• Got kids who can’t stand being in the house for a whole rainy day? The Montauk Library will be screening a free family double-header of both “Despicable Me” & “Minions” this afternoon beginning at 1:30 p.m. More information is online here.
• East End Rowing, a community rowing club at 30 McDermott Avenue in Riverhead, is offering a free rowing instruction session to Riverhead Town residents tonight, Dec. 29 at 6:30 p.m. The session will cover the basic rigging of rowing shells and the proper way to use indoor rowing machines. For more information, call 516.241.8727 or visit their website here.
• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society hosts their ever-popular Seal Haul-Out Hike in Montauk tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. Attendees will meet at Camp Hero Road in Montauk, a right turn off Rt. 27 about 1 mile east of Deep Hollow Ranch. More information is online here. [Free]
• Did you know?: Iceland publishes more books per capita than any other country, and new books are typically published only during the Christmas season. It’s long been a tradition there to exchange books on Christmas Eve and spend the rest of the holiday reading. This event is known as the Jolabokaflod, aka the Christmas Book Flood. What better day to spend a rainy day in December?
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.