• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of rain, snow, and sleet after 2 p.m. today, with increasing clouds and a high temperature near 43 degrees, with wind chill values between 25 and 35 and a northwest wind 5 to 8 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. The precipitation will turn to rain overnight, with a steady temperature around 38. We’re expecting rain until about 8 a.m. Thursday, then showers through 2 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 47. Friday will be mostly sunny and breezy, with a steady temperature around 38.
• East Hampton doctor George Dempsey is part of a team working on a nationwide effort to develop better Lyme Disease diagnostic testing, and he’s looking for the community’s help providing blood samples from people who have recently been infected with Lyme. Read More.
• The Riverhead Town Board holds a public hearing on its proposed downtown riverfront overlay district at its 6 p.m. meeting this evening. Here’s more info, here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.
• The Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is holding a Beach Cleanup at 67 Steps Beach on the Long Island Sound in Greenport on Saturday, Feb. 25 from noon to 2 p.m., with a rain date of the following Saturday, March 4. Register to participate here. Here’s more info on Surfrider’s recent East End projects.
• The Sag Harbor Cinema plays host Saturday, Feb. 25 to a film screening and art opening for “Forgetting to Remember,” a collaboration with the Plain Sight Project, which is working to unearth the identities and stories of enslaved, indentured, and free people of color on the East End. Here’s more info.
• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will host a discussion on the proposed Strong’s Marina development project with members of the group Save Mattituck Inlet at its next meeting, Monday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Veteran’s Beach Community Room on Peconic Bay Boulevard. All are welcome to attend.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:11 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:19 a.m., 10:45 p.m.
Greenport: 11:48 a.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:24 a.m., 12:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:43 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:45 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:52 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:26 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:35 a.m., 9:04 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: Noon
Montauk Harbor: 11:08 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Greenport: 12:14 a.m., 12:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:11 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:09 a.m., 12:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:36 a.m., 1:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:43 a.m., 2:06 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:16 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:25 a.m., 9:54 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.