• There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly after 2 p.m., but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 82 and a southwest wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. We’re expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight, with a low around 70. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, mainly before 8 a.m. and after 1 p.m., but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Thursday will be partly sunny, with a high near 88 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
• Riverhead’s Vail-Leavitt Music Hall will be the scene later this month for a series of eight bold experimental theatrical projects when the first-ever East End Fringe Festival kicks off July 26. Read our discussions with some of the playwrights and directors involved with this project online here.
• There are several local blood drives going on today in response to an emergency blood shortage this summer, at the Riverhead Senior Center in Aquebogue and the Manorville Fire Department from 2 to 8 p.m. and at the Wading River Fire Department from 3 to 9 p.m. More details are online here.
• The Peconic Estuary Program will be conducting an invasive species removal in the Peconic River today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Paddlers who wish to help out can meet up at the Edwards Avenue boat launch site just north of the LIE on-ramp. Bring lunch and sunscreen. This event is a go rain or shine.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss the first week of operation of the Montauk shuttle, seasonal housing, lifeguard programs and floor area ratio rules at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at the Montauk Firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on a CPF acquisition of land owned by the Southampton Town Wild Fowl Association in Quogue, on requiring advanced wastewater treatment on some residential building projects, on not accepting planned development district applications dated after June 6 of last year and on several code changes regarding assisted living facilities at their 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Shelter Island Town Board will discuss a proposed Lions Club pavilion on Wade’s Beach, employee residency requirements and a deer and tick survey at their 1 p.m. work session this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:29 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:37 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Greenport: 12:30 a.m., 1:06 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:16 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:25 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:52 a.m., 2:28 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:59 a.m., 2:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:27 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:33 a.m., 1:11 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:19 p.m.
Greenport: 1:10 a.m., 1:48 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:55 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:05 a.m., 1:43 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:32 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:39 a.m., 3:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:07 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.