Good Morning!

• Wind and flooding warnings are in effect throughout today and into tomorrow. We’re expecting rain today, with a steady temperature around 39 and an east wind 18 to 23 miles per hour, increasing to 24 to 29 miles per hour in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 48 miles per hour, and new precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. We’re expecting the east winds to increase overnight to 26 to 34, gusting to 55, with heavy rainfall and 1 to 2 inches of rain possible. The overnight low will be around 42. We’re under a high wind warning from 11 a.m. today until 6 a.m. tomorrow, a coastal flood warning from 2 p.m. to midnight today and a flood watch from 4 p.m. until 1 a.m. tomorrow. The National Weather Service is warning of the potential for 2 to 3 feet of inundation along the shoreline during the coastal flood period. Showers will continue into Thursday, with a high near 48 and a northwest wind. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 49 and a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8 a.m.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

April 3
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:41 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:49 a.m., 5:26 p.m.
Greenport: 6:18 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:55 a.m., 7:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:13 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:40 a.m., 8:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:47 a.m., 8:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:22 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:31 a.m., 3:14 p.m.

April 4
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:44 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:52 a.m., 6:21 p.m.
Greenport: 7:21 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:02 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:16 a.m., 7:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:43 a.m., 9:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:50 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:32 a.m., 6:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:41 a.m., 4:21 p.m.

• Dr. Christopher Gobler from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University will present his annual lecture “State of the Bays, 2024” this evening in the Duke Lecture Hall inside Chancellor’s Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton campus. Here’s More Info.

• The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork is now accepting applications for the latest round of High Impact Community Outreach grants to support local non-profits and community organizations. Find Out More.

The Southold Economic Development Committee, in concert with North Fork Authentic, will holds its Spring Economic Forum on Wednesday, April 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Raphael Vineyard in Peconic. Find Out More.

• The New Suffolk School Board will discuss the school’s 2024-2025 budget at its meeting this evening at 7 p.m. at the schoolhouse on the corner of Fourth Street and New Suffolk Road.

• Applications are now online for The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild’s Sixth Annual National Juried Art Competition through Call for Entry/CaFE. This year’s theme at the Cutchogue gallery is “Every Picture Tells A Story.” Fine Art, Photography and Mixed Media artists can apply online at from April 1 through May 31, 2024 

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

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Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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