Good Morning!

• The scorching continues today. It will be sunny, with a high temperature near 93 degrees and heat index values as high as 97, with a southwest wind 8 to 16 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, mainly after 9 p.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 72. There’s an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms tomorrow, with a high near 85 degrees. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch are possible. We’re expecting showers Friday, with a high near 79.

• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an ozone air quality health advisory for the Long Island and Metropolitan New York City regions. Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott advises that all residents, especially young children, seniors, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or heart problems, limit strenuous outdoor activity. Ozone levels are often elevated after noon through early evening on hot, sunny days.

• The Riverhead Senior Center at 60 Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue will be open as a cooling center from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. today due to the extreme heat.

• Most of the East End’s carnivals, parades and fireworks displays are on again this year, after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Here’s the latest info. Fireworks displays in Sag Harbor and Montauk have been cancelled. The New Suffolk Fourth of July parade has been cancelled, but there will be a holiday regatta viewable from the shoreline at 11 a.m. on the Fourth of July.

• Suffolk County reported just 20 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, June 28, with 0.4 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 40 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with six of them in ICU. The county reported one new fatality, bringing the death toll from the virus here to 3,403. As of Tuesday, June 20, 71.8 percent of county residents over the age of 18 had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, with 59.2 percent of the total population receiving at least one dose. Fifty-four percent of the total county population has completed their vaccine series.

• NYSERDA is holding special public seminars to help the public learn more about offshore wind throughout the upcoming weeks. Here’s the schedule.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

June 30
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:48 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:56 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Greenport: 3:25 a.m., 4:04 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:21 a.m., 4:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:20 a.m., 3:59 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:47 a.m., 5:26 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:54 a.m., 5:33 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:03 a.m., 2:42 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:12 a.m., 12:51 p.m.

July 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:44 a.m., 4:25 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:52 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
Greenport: 4:21 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:17 a.m., 5:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:16 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:43 a.m., 6:24 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:50 a.m., 6:31 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:53 a.m., 3:31 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:02 a.m., 1:40 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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