• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 degrees and a southeast wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with a low around 66. Tomorrow will be cloudy, with a high near 74 degrees and a 70 percent chance of showers, mostly in the afternoon and evening. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 81.
• The impacts of this first-ever global pandemic are more pervasive and perhaps more hidden than other types of scars. And they may be more likely to go untreated, as people can suffer for years in silence, not wanting to admit that their mental health is under such severe strain from something that has impacted us all. Hear some advice on coping from local experts.
• Long Island enters Phase 2 of reopening its economy today, which means that outdoor dining, in-store retail and office jobs with 50 percent of their regular occupancy limits, barbershops and hair salons, car dealerships, commercial building management and rental, repair and cleaning businesses can open. Here’s more information from New York State.
• Because the mail-in deadline for school board and budget vote ballots (originally due yesterday) has been extended to June 16, we will not have results of those votes until next Wednesday, June 17.
• Suffolk County’s Covid-19 hospitalization numbers continue to drop, with 155 people hospitalized as of June 7, said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone in his Tuesday afternoon press briefing. That’s a decrease of three hospitalizations. There were also three fewer people in intensive care with Covid-19. That number was 47 as of June 7. Ten people had been discharged from the hospital in that period, and four more had died, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,939.
• The water is an oasis from the troubles of the world, and since we’re swimming in troubles right now, we’re also taking to the East End’s waterways in droves. But would-be mariners who have never stepped off the dock before should not be swayed to complacency by the calm they can find in the Peconics. Read more on our sister website, The Peconic Bathtub.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:46 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:54 a.m., 1:31 p.m.
Greenport: 2:23 a.m., 3 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:16 a.m., 3:52 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:18 a.m., 2:55 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:45 a.m., 4:22 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:52 a.m., 4:29 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1 a.m., 1:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:49 a.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:40 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:48 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Greenport: 3:17 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:08 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:12 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:39 a.m., 5:17 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:46 a.m., 5:24 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:52 a.m., 2:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:01 a.m., 12:41 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.