• A tropical storm that formed off the Carolina coast late Thursday is expected to impact Eastern Long Island this afternoon into Saturday, and the National Weather Service is urging East Enders to prepare for damaging rain and wind, though it puts the risk of coastal flooding at “minor.” Here’s the latest.
• Looking ahead to the weekend, we’re expecting showers and thunderstorms with potentially heavy rains early Saturday, mainly before 10 a.m., with partly sunny skies later in the day and a high near 85. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
• Stony Brook chemist Nancy Goroff has won the Democratic nomination and will face Republican incumbent Lee Zeldin in the November general election for the East End’s First Congressional District. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Suffolk County reported 50 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending July 9, with 54 people hospitalized (an increase of two), 10 patients in ICU (a decrease of one), 11 new hospital admissions and 12 new hospital discharged. The county reported seven new fatalities that were the result of “New York State’s data reconciliation from March and April,” bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 1,991.
• Southampton Town will host a series of Virtual Public Forums this summer to gather community input, thoughts and ideas about affordable housingHere are more details.
• The 25th Annual Ellen’s Run to raise money for the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center on the South Fork is going virtual this August. Here’s some information on how to register.
• Artists of all types have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, with galleries, performing arts and music venues among the last locations to open, with theaters still shuttered. The Huntington Arts Council is hosting a series of workshops for individual artists seeking grant funding this summer. Here are some details.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:07 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:15 a.m., 1:51 p.m.
Greenport: 2:44 a.m., 3:20 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:35 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:39 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:06 a.m., 4:42 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:13 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:18 a.m., 1:56 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:05 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:57 a.m., 3:35 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:05 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
Greenport: 3:34 a.m., 4:12 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:24 a.m., 4:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:29 a.m., 4:07 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:56 a.m., 5:34 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:03 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:04 a.m., 2:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:13 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.