• We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 p.m. today, but otherwise we’re expecting it to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 78 degrees and a southwest wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. Tonight, there’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. and the low will be around 57 degrees. Friday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 76 degrees and Saturday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 75 degrees. There’s a 60 percent chance of showers on Sunday, and we’re expecting a high near 74 degrees.
• Three beluga whales are swimming down the North Shore of Long Island, and may now be near the East End. They were reported near the Shoreham Power Plant Tuesday night. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation is asking anyone who spots the whales to report the sightings to 631.369.9829, and is reminding anyone who sees them to stay at least 150 feet away from the animals, for both the safety of the animals and themselves. The whales were originally sighted off the coast of Connecticut.
• Southold Voice is convening a panel of experts to discuss septic systems and answer questions at Pindar Vineyards this Saturday morning, May 30, at 9 a.m. Glynnis Berry of Peconic Green Growth, Southold Town Engineer Michael Collins, engineer Bob Eichinger and Tom Pileski, a Mattituck homeowner and winner of Suffolk County Lottery to install septic systems, will speak. More information is online here.
• The Bay Street Theatre’s first show of the summer season, the world premiere of “The New Sincerity,” is now open. The new play by Alena Smith follows young journalist Rose Spencer as her ambitious literary circle gets involved with a rowdy Occupy-style movement, where she finds herself in a love triangle where it’s hard to tell the difference between sincere action and skillful self-promotion. The play runs through June 14. More information is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board is expected to discuss the Island Water Park excavation permit, alcohol at special events and the Kent Animal Shelter at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• June 6 is “Learn to Row Day,” and rowing clubs across the country are throwing open their doors for a day of free coaching and demonstrations for the public. The East End Rowing Club at 30 McDermott Avenue in Riverhead is one of the clubs participating in the event, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Peconic Riverfront behind their shop. More information is online at eastendrowing.com.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.