Pictured above: Ponquogue beach, Friday night
• Showers are likely today, mainly before 2 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 74. We’re expecting showers and possibly a thunderstorm to continue overnight, with a low around 62. Showers will taper off Tuesday, with partly sunny skies and a high near 79. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 79.
• The Neo-Political Cowgirls will present their annual fundraiser, Andromeda’s Sisters: An Arts and Advocacy Gala on Saturday, June 26 at 5 p.m. at the Leiber Collection Museum in East Hampton. The event will also be live streamed on Zoom. Here are more details.
• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will play host to “Nature’s Best Hope,” a virtual talk with backyard habitat specialist Doug Tallamy tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Register online here. Here’s more on Dough Tallamy’s work.
• We’re currently experiencing a nationwide blood shortage. The Southampton Fire Department at 470 Hampton Road in Southampton will hold a New York Blood Center blood drive tomorrow, June 15, from noon to 6 p.m. Appointments are recommended, online here.
• Suffolk County reported 30 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, June 12, with 0.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 61 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 13 of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,400 people. The county reported that, as of Sunday, June 13, 57.1 percent of the total population of the county had received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, with 50.3 percent of the population fully vaccinated.
• Beacon Editor Beth Young talked about this week’s news on the Press News Group’s “Behind the Headlines” on WLIW-FM June 12. This show, and archived episodes of “Behind the Headlines,” are available on demand on WLIW-FM’s YouTube channel.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:04 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:12 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Greenport: 1:41 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:24 a.m., 3:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:36 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:03 a.m., 3:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:10 a.m., 3:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:52 a.m., 10:39 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:46 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:54 a.m., 1:42 p.m.
Greenport: 2:23 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:08 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:18 a.m., 3:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:45 a.m., 4:33 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:52 a.m., 4:40 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:39 a.m., 11:29 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.