• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers before noon today, and otherwise it will be mostly cloudy and windy, with a high near 64. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 49. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 72, and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
• Long Island’s projected peak energy use is plummeting, thanks to rooftop solar and energy efficiency measures, according to a report issued by the Long Island Power Authority and PSEG-Long Island in late April. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• We welcome the second installment of Green Columnist Glenn Jochum’s “Fifty Shades of Green” today. This month’s topic: his one Boy Scout merit badge, for conservation.
• This year’s Perennial of the Year, Asclepias tuberosa, is a great addition to any garden. Find out more about the plant known as “Butterfly Weed” in Susan Tito’s first column for us, “Gardenwise.”
• Today is the deadline for submissions to Cutchogue’s Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery’s National Juried Photographic Exhibition, “Natural Light,” to be held July 8 through 30. More details are online here.
• The East Marion Community Association has announced their Annual Meeting and Elections will be held on Saturday, May 20 at the East Marion Fire House. Refreshments are served from 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The guest speaker is Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, who will give an update on North Fork issues.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:27 a.m., 2:07 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
Greenport: 2:04 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:43 a.m., 3:20 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:59 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:26 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:33 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:05 a.m., 11:07 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:12 a.m., 2:56 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:20 a.m., 2:04 p.m.
Greenport: 2:49 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:26 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:44 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:11 a.m., 4:55 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:18 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:50 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.