•We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 86 degrees and a northwest wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming southwest in the afternoon. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 68. There’s a slight chance of showers before 8 a.m. and showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Thursday, with partly sunny skies and a high near 83. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for ozone today. 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. Here’s more info.
• The Peconic Land Trust closed in late June on a 15-acre farm field along the scenic byway of New Suffolk Avenue in Mattituck, with the help of $650,000 in donations from the community, protecting the property from development. Read More.
• Beacon editor Beth Young talks about how civic engagement is increasing on the North Fork as an antidote to the pressures of development in a segment on WPKN’s North Fork Works, just posted to North Fork Works’ website. Tune In!
• The ELO Tribute Band performs at Southampton Village’s Agawam Park this evening at 6:30 p.m. and Bob Barta & The Sunnyland Jazz Band perform at the Summer Showcase Concert Series at Silversmith’s Corner, Main Road & Youngs Ave. in Southold this evening at 7:30 p.m. In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Southold Town Recreation Center at 970 Peconic Lane.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:53 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:01 a.m., 9:26 p.m.
Greenport: 10:30 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:37 a.m., 11:54 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:25 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:52 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:59 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:14 a.m., 9:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:23 a.m., 7:45 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:48 a.m., 11:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:56 a.m., 10:21 p.m.
Greenport: 11:25 a.m., 11:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:31 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:20 a.m., 11:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:17 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:24 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:09 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:18 a.m., 8:39 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.