• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Tomorrow isn’t looking pretty — by afternoon we’re expecting showers and thunderstorms, which could produce small hail and gusty winds. The high will be near 71 with a west wind 9 to 18 miles per hour. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
• Mecox Bay in Water Mill is “at a flood stage and is in danger of flooding neighboring homes and land,” according to the Southampton Town Trustees, who on Monday authorized Chesterfield Associates to open up the Mecox cut anytime between Monday and June 30, pending DEC approval.
• There’s currently a national blood shortage that is forcing postponement of surgeries across the country, and the New York Blood Center has issued an emergency appeal for blood. It just happens that the Riverhead Fire Department will be hosting a Community Blood Drive this afternoon and evening, June 7 from 1 to 7 p.m., at their Roanoke Avenue firehouse. For questions and appointments call Lauren Reichel at 631.369.9136.
• Suffolk County Vector Control plans to spray the following East End areas with VectoBac and Altosid larvicide between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. today and tomorrow: Jagger Lane, Meadow Lane, Apacuck Point, Moneybogue Bay, Westhampton Dunes, Dune Road, Iron Point and North Sea in Southampton Town, Napeague and Beach Hampton in East Hampton Town, Indian Island, Crescent Duck Farm and the Aquebogue overlook in Riverhead Town and Pipes Cove in Southold Town. For more information, contact Vector Control at 631.852.4270.
• The Riverhead Town Board meets at 2 p.m. today, though the agenda for their meeting is not yet available to the public. The board plans to hold public hearings on zoning changes to allow movie theaters in “Shopping Center” zoning districts, such as along Route 58. The town had initially prohibited movie theaters in those areas in an attempt to get a movie theater to open on Main Street to revitalize Riverhead’s downtown. They will also hold hearings on proposed parking requirements for uses in the town code and on rezoning 9 Sound Road in Wading River from two-acre residential zoning to hamlet business. The property is a former service station built in 1947, before the town enacted zoning.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss new hunting sites, an environmental assessment for beach condemnation and proposed changes to the Community Preservation Fund law at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at town hall. Their full agenda is online here.
• Did you know that discarded fishing line is one of the most common and deadliest forms of marine trash to wildlife? The Peconic Estuary Program is looking for volunteers to help build monofilament waste receptacles to be distributed at beaches and fishing sites around the Peconic Estuary next Thursday, June 16 at 4 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 423 Griffing Avenue in Riverhead. PEP also has a packed schedule of summer events, which you can read about online here.
The high tides for the East End for the next two days are as follows:
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.