• There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers or flurries before 11 a.m. today, with gradually clearing skies and a high near 45. It will be breezy today, with a north wind 13 to 20 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 25. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 42. We’re expecting rain and snow Wednesday, becoming all snow after 3 p.m., with east winds gusting as high as 31 miles per hour and new snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
• We’ve found some compelling evidence that Americans were much safer from mass violence during a federal assault weapon ban that was in place from 1994 to 2004. It’s time for our representatives in Washington to act.
• The East End’s community theaters are deep into rehearsals for three intense shows opening in March. Read our preview online here.
• The Riverhead Fire Department at 540 Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead will host a blood drive tomorrow, March 6, from 1 to 7 p.m. Call Lauren at 631.369.9136 for more details.
• Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library at 539 First Street will host a community conversation on high lead levels in Greenport on Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m. Experts in Environmental Services will be on hand to respond to community concerns. All are welcome. Call 631.477.0660 for more information.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:12 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:20 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Greenport: 12:23 a.m., 12:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:21 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:18 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:45 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:52 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:33 a.m., 10:04 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:09 p.m.
Greenport: 1:12 a.m., 1:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:07 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:07 a.m., 1:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:34 a.m., 3 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:41 a.m., 3:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:22 a.m., 10:52 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.