• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. today, with partly sunny skies, a high temperature near 85 and light and variable winds becoming south 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight and before noon Friday, with a low around 66 overnight. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86 and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
• Baseline Health will be providing Southampton Town residents and employees with mobile Covid-19 antibody testing at two locations today and tomorrow. Today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the mobile testing van will be at the Southampton Elementary School adjacent to Town Hall on Hampton Road. The van will be at Red Creek Park on Old Riverhead Road in Hampton Bays tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-up testing is available and no appointment is necessary, but appointments may be made at baselineappointment.as.me/townhall or baselineappointment.as.me/redcreek. If you have health insurance, the testing will be covered by insurance with no co-pay. For more information, call 516.778.5488.
• New federal legislation could roll back an income tax hit facing Suffolk County residents who joined a three-year-old pilot project to use a $10,000 county grant to install new nitrogen-reducing septic systems. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Southold Town has created a beach patrol task force to enforce access to beaches throughout the town, which is being limited to residents only, including people who walk on to the beach. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will give a New York Sea Grant lecture on “New Approaches to Decoding Brown Tide in Long Island Estuaries” at noon today on Facebook live.
• William Taylor, the Hamptons Observatory Senior Educator and NASA Solar System Ambassador will highlight the constellation Leo, where the crescent moon appears on Friday night, in a special Zoom seminar tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. Registration is required, click here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:15 a.m., 1:59 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:23 a.m., 1:07 p.m.
Greenport: 1:52 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:46 a.m., 3:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:47 a.m., 2:31 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:14 a.m., 3:58 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:21 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:14 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:16 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:06 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:14 a.m., 1:59 p.m.
Greenport: 2:43 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:38 a.m., 4:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:38 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:05 a.m., 4:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:12 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:09 a.m., 2:02 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:11 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.