• Get ready for the big chill. There’s a 30 percent chance of snow showers before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 30 but wind chill values between 10 and 15, with a west wind 17 to 23 miles per hour, gusting as high as 34. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 10. We’ll have increasing clouds tomorrow, with a high near 27 but wind chill values between zero and 10. Saturday will be partly sunny and windy, with a temperature falling to around 14 by 5 p.m.
• While East End real estate experienced its usual off-season sales slow-down in the fourth quarter of 2015, house prices here continue to climb, putting the days of the buyer’s market solidly into the rear view mirror. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Shinnecock Nation’s tribal council voted over the weekend to grow and dispense medical marijuana on the tribe’s Southampton reservation as part of New York’s Compassionate Care Act, which went into effect in January. They’re hoping to have the dispensary up and running by the end of the year.
• The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation are taking part this weekend in “Operation Puppy Love,” where the two local shelters and two other shelters from New Jersey will bring 100 dogs and a few kittens from El Faro de los Animales in Humacao, Puerto Rico, where they’ve been living in overcrowded conditions since a nearby shelter closed and the animals there were brought to El Faro de los Animales. The dogs will arrive at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton on Saturday at noon.
• “On Eagle’s Beak: A History of the Montauk Point Lighthouse” will be the focus of a book discussion and signing by author Henry Osmers at the Suffolk County Historical Society tonight at 6 p.m. More information is online here. [$5/Members Free]
• The Greenport Fire Department is getting ready for what is usually the chilliest firemen’s parades of the year. Their annual Washington’s Birthday Parade through downtown Greenport kicks off at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 13.
• The Neo-Political Cowgirls are taking over Guild Hall in East Hampton this Valentine’s Day for the annual “One Billion Rising” dance event to raise awareness about domestic violence. The free event begins at 3 p.m. on Feb. 14.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.