• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 89 degrees and heat index values as high as 96, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. Winds will be out of the southwest at 6 to 10 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 73. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 86 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2 p.m. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
• Environmental groups pushing for the preservation of Plum Island have presented a unified vision for the future of the 822-acre federally owned island off the tip of the North Fork that includes a massive nature preserve and the preservation of a historic fort, lighthouse and research facilities on the island. Here’s our full story.
• Southampton Town hosts the second of several virtual forums on affordable housing this evening at 7 p.m. Tonight’s forum focuses on the communities of Noyac and Sag Harbor, with focuses on other communities in upcoming weeks. Here are more details.
• East End Arts’ 18th Annual Teeny Awards celebrating high school theater will be streamed on Facebook live tonight at 6 p.m. Tune in here.
• Suffolk County reported 46 new cases of Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours ending Wednesday, just about in line with the new cases reported in recent weeks, with 1 percent of people tested coming back positive. There are currently 56 people hospitalized in the county with the virus, an increase of four people, with 14 patients in ICU. No new fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, and the county’s death toll stands at 1,995 people.
• The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth is hosting its first prescription drug take-back event since the pandemic began this Saturday, July 25, at the Riverhead Town Highway Yard at 1177 Osborn Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with Riverhead Town’s STOP Day (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants). Community members can safely dispose of their expired, unwanted and unused medication at this event. All medication is accepted as long as it is properly sealed.Face masks are required.
• The Southold Union Free School District is asking parents to fill out a survey about their concerns about reopening schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey is online, in Spanish and English, here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:08 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:52 a.m.
Greenport: 12:45 a.m., 1:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:40 a.m., 2:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:40 a.m., 1:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:07 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:14 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:53 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:02 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:57 a.m., 1:34 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:05 a.m., 12:42 p.m.
Greenport: 1:34 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:30 a.m., 3:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:29 a.m., 2:06 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:56 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:03 a.m., 3:40 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:01 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:56 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.