• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers before noon today, but otherwise skies will gradually clear, with a high near 65 degrees and a southwest wind around 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 51. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Sunday will be cloudy, with a high near 50 and a 70 percent chance of showers. We’re expecting temps to hover in the 50s next week.
• Beacon editor Beth Young will be on the Media Mavens this morning at 9 a.m. on 88.3 FM, Long Island’s only NPR station, to discuss the current media landscape on the East End. Tune in!
• Neighbors of Greenport’s Hashamomuck Cove met with Southold Town representatives Thursday morning for a succinct meeting to discuss how to pay to replenish the sand in front of their storm-battered coast. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
Tomorrow will be a busy day:
• On Saturday, April 14 beginning at 11 a.m., numerous local, county and state agencies will be conducting Operation Black Swan 2018, a full-scale mass casualty exercise at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. There will be numerous professionally moulaged “victim actors,” who will be triaged and transported to area hospitals as part of this exercise. Roanoke Avenue from Middle Road south to the Roanoke Avenue traffic circle will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We will have a full story later this weekend.
• At the same time as the mass casualty drill, a local March For Science will be held on the Peconic Riverfront behind Riverhead’s Main Street on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. hosted by North Fork Audubon, Audubon New York and 2018 March for Science. More details are online here.
• The Peconic Community School will present its third annual Maker Fair & Food Truck Rally tomorrow, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their campus in Aquebogue. More details are online here.
• The North Fork Environmental Council and North Fork Audubon will host an afternoon seminar, “Making Your Lawn Healthy and Toxic Free” on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jamesport Meeting House. More details are online here.
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:56 a.m., 9:15 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:04 a.m., 8:23 p.m.
Greenport: 9:33 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:20 a.m., 10:40 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:28 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:55 a.m., 11:14 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:02 a.m., 11:21 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:03 a.m., 6:27 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:35 a.m., 9:52 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:43 a.m., 9 p.m.
Greenport: 10:12 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:04 a.m., 11:20 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:07 a.m., 10:24 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:34 a.m., 11:51 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:41 a.m., 11:58 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:46 a.m., 7:06 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.