• Showers are likely before 11 a.m. today, then drizzle or light rain likely after 11 a.m., with patchy fog after 2 p.m. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, with a high temperature near 56 degrees and a southeast wind 7 to 14 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. There’s a 30 percent chance of drizzle or light rain before 8 p.m. this evening, with patchy fog before 11 p.m. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, with a low around 45. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. We’re expecting showers on Wednesday, mainly before 2 p.m., with a high near 59.
• This spring, the Central Pine Barrens Commission, with the help of $1.25 million in funding from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, has embarked on an ambitious prescribed fire program, planning to burn the fuels in the underbrush of more than 100 acres of woodlands in the Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest on Whiskey Road in Middle Island and Ridge, and in the David Sarnoff Pine Barrens State Forest just off of Route 104 in Riverside. Read Our Full Story.
• Rebuilding Together Long Island hosts an informational forum for Southold seniors on their work providing free home repairs this Wednesday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at Southold Town’s Human Resource Center on Pacific Street in Mattituck. Here’s more info.
• As we head into spring, our Peconic Dish columnist, Alison Boyd, is craving lighter meals with a comfort factor to see us through this fickle weather. Both of this month’s featured recipes are plant-based and quickly prepared with store cupboard staples. One-bowl, one-pot chickpea and spinach stew is vibrant with spices and the first of the local spinach. Hearty organic sweet potatoes are roasted to bring out their flavor, then bathed in a sweet and sour glaze and served atop rice. Read more in the Peconic Dish.
• Suffolk County reported 511 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, April 30, with 7.1 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 124 people hospitalized with the virus, with 14 of them in ICU. The county reported three new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 4,385 people since March of 2020.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:44 a.m., 11:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:52 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Greenport: 12:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:47 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:12 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:19 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:53 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:02 a.m., 9:10 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:37 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
Greenport: 12:32 a.m., 1:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:25 a.m., 2:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:27 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:54 a.m., 2:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:01 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:36 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:45 a.m., 9:46 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.