• We’re expecting patchy drizzle before 9 a.m. today, with areas of dense fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 62 degrees and a southwest wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. There’s a slight chance of overnight showers, with a low around 41. We’re expecting rain Thursday, with the temperature falling to around 38 by 5 p.m. Friday will be cloudy, with a high near 43 and a 60 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3 p.m.
• The East End is certainly not the only place in the country suffering from the nationwide opioid epidemic, but Suffolk County has the dubious distinction of being the number one county in New York State for opioid overdose deaths. This epidemic is a problem none of us here can afford to ignore. Read our suggestions for how to face this, as a community, in our February editorial.
• Congressman Lee Zeldin will host his next mobile office hours, during which constituents can sit down with the Congressman or a staff member for a one-on-one or small group meeting to discuss their concerns tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westhampton Beach Fire Department, 92 Sunset Avenue, Westhampton Beach. No appointments are necessary.
• As part of American Hearth Health Month, Eastern Long Island Hospital will host two seminars on heart health this Friday, Feb. 23. The first will be held at the Southold Town Senior Center on Pacific Street in Mattituck at 11 a.m., and the second will be held at Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
• The Southampton Youth Bureau and the Westhampton Free Library Teen Center will be partnering with the New York Blood Center for a blood drive this Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donors will have a chance to win one of several raffle prizes.
• HarborFrost returns to Sag Harbor for the eighth season this weekend. Find the full schedule of events on our sister website, The Peconic Bathtub.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:14 a.m., 1:36 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:22 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
Greenport: 1:51 a.m., 2:13 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:40 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:46 a.m., 2:08 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:13 a.m., 3:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:20 a.m., 3:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:50 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:04 a.m., 2:32 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:12 a.m., 1:40 p.m.
Greenport: 2:41 a.m., 3:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:31 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:36 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:03 a.m., 4:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:10 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:46 a.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.