• We saw a lot of snow melt overnight, and we’re bracing here for high temperatures and more rain today, mainly afternoon. The high temperature is expected to be near 59 degrees, with a south wind 15 to 25 miles per hour and new precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch. The low temperature tonight will be around 32 degrees. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 43 and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 37.
• We’re under a coastal flood advisory from 3 to 8 p.m. tonight, with high tides expected to be 2.5 to 3 feet above normal, according to the National Weather Service.
• Our esteemed local governments have a bye week, for the most part. East Hampton, Southampton and Southold have no meetings this week, while Riverhead hosts a regular town board meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow and a work session on Thursday at 10 a.m. The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss an association of towns meeting and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems at their 1 p.m. work session today.
• Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell’s seventh annual State of the Town address will be held next Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the town hall meeting room. Mr. Russell plans to inform the public of the town’s accomplishments in 2015 and discuss goals for 2016 and the future. There will be a discussion of town finances, legislative updates, environmental and planning initiatives as well as an evaluation of Town facilities and assets.
• Peconic Landing in Greenport is hosting a discussion on deer issues and tick-borne diseases with Dr. John Rasweiler, a former professor at the medical schools of Columbia University and NYS Downtown Medical Center and a member of Southold’s Deer Management Task Force this Saturday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend and bring questions.
• Community members who are working to restore the Greenport American Legion’s roller skating rink are hosting a fundraiser next Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22 and 23 at Skippers Restaurant from noon to 8 p.m. both days. Tickets are $20 and there will be a 50/50 raffle. For more information, call 631.477.2242.
• The Friends of the Big Duck are having their first 1-2-3 fundraiser at the Flanders Mens Club on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m., to raise money for the water view restoration at the Big Duck Ranch. Tickets are $15. There will be a DJ, appetizers and a cash bar. Call Fran for tickets at 631.727.5342. More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.