• Today will be sunny, with a high near 66 degrees and a north wind 8 to 10 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 39 degrees. Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 70 degrees, and on Saturday we’re expecting a chance of rain before noon and then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon, with a high near 71 degrees. The chance of rain Saturday has hovered between 40 and 50 percent. Sunday, there’s a 30 percent chance of showers, patchy fog anticipated before 7 a.m. and we’re expecting a high of 71 degrees.
• As New York State begins the second phase of work today repaving Flanders Road, Suffolk County could be planning to delay its work on the Riverside traffic circle, where traffic en route from the South Fork on Flanders Road often forms a severe bottleneck. In the meantime, expect lane closures on the heavily trafficked road for tne next two months. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• A crew of enthusiastic Merchant Marine cadets headed by East End Seaport Museum board members recently attacked Bug Light with paint, scrapers, trash bags, hammers and nails. They cleaned, repaired and removed debris in preparation for the full schedule of cruises slated to begin this Memorial Day weekend. For more information about the museum’s Lighthouse Cruises and to make a reservation, visit their website.
• The Southampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force is hosting “Synergy,” an open conversation between the police and other community members tonight, May 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Duke Lecture Hall at Stony Brook Southampton. They’re inviting all members of the public to attend. More information is online here.
• Long before whaling became a thriving industry in America, the Shinnecock Nation had developed sophisticated methods for hunting whales involving teams of men in canoes who ventured out into our coastal waters. Dr. John Strong will give a presentation on the Shinnecock history of whaling at the Southampton HIstorical Society today at noon. More information is online here.
• The Montauk Music Festival begins tonight. A full line-up of performers is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board is expected to discuss a concept plan for the complex of town buildings on Jackson Avenue in Hampton Bays, a Bridgehampton crosswalk plan and blinking lights for County Road 39 at their 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here. The Riverhead Town Board is also expected to hold a work session at 10 a.m. today.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.