• There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. today. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. It will be partly sunny, with a high temperature near 82 degrees and a south wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 67 degrees, a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a southwest wind around 5 miles per hour, becoming calm in the evening. We’re expecting a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 86. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 75.
• Whether it’s kicking a soccer ball back and forth a few times with one of his kindergarten-bound five-year-old students and her older brother, writing their names in chalk on the sidewalk, or simply taking a few minutes to sit on the front stoop together, discussing their child’s progress, Beacon columnist and pre-school teacher Dave Davis has learned this year to appreciate the small moments of social interaction that have been denied for much of the past year. Read more in his June column.
• We are now approaching the height of strawberry season, and luckily, there are so many wonderful ways to celebrate this fruit of June. This month, our Peconic Dish columnist, Alison Boyd-Savage, presents to you two dueling strawberry cake recipes — one a more modern take, with sponge cake in the style of a more formal layer cake, and one a very classic but sublimely moist take on the traditional biscuit strawberry shortcake. Check in at The Peconic Dish for more.
• Suffolk County reported 39 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, June 6, with 0.7 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 69 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 17 of them in ICU. The county reported one new death from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,397 people.
• The Southampton Arts Center presents a film screening of “Living Soil: Regenerative Agricultural Practices” Thursday evening at 7 p.m., followed by a panel discussion with the Peconic Land Trust and local farmers. Here’s more info.
• The East Hampton Town Board is slated to discuss Springs Park, the Fire Island to Montauk Point Army Corps of Engineers project, weight limits on Accabonac Road and a Covid-19 update at its 11 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.
• The Shelter Island Town Board holds a work session this afternoon at 1 p.m. The agenda and video of the meeting are slated to be uploaded here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:25 a.m., 9:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:33 a.m., 8:47 p.m.
Greenport: 10:02 a.m., 10:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:03 a.m., 11:09 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:57 a.m., 10:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:24 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:31 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:31 a.m., 8:46 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:40 a.m., 6:55 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:08 a.m., 10:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:16 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
Greenport: 10:45 a.m., 10:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:44 a.m., 11:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:40 a.m., 10:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:07 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:14 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:14 a.m., 9:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:23 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.