• We’re expecting showers today, mainly after 8 a.m., with a high near 78 degrees and a south wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Showers will continue overnight, with a steady temperature around 75 degrees. Showers are expected to taper off Thursday morning, with cloudy skies throughout the day and a high near 83. There’s a 20 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms Friday, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
• There’s a high risk of rip currents at the East End’s ocean beaches through this evening. The National Weather Service recommends swimmers swim near a lifeguard, and, if caught in a rip current, attempt to swim parallel to the shore, not directly against the current.
• Southampton Town announced Tuesday that town code enforcement officers issued 12 notices of violation and two appearance tickets on Friday for houses in Bridgehampton that were advertised for rent on the internet but owners did not have rental permits. The appearance tickets were given to the owners when a renter was found on the property. The town is urging everyone who is considering renting their house to acquire a legal rental permit.
• Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. and Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth are seeking the community’s help to evaluate their prescription drug abuse prevention initiatives through a brief online survey for residents of Riverhead Town and the Riverhead Central School District.
• The Hampton Bays Civic Association is hosting a discussion on wind farms off the coast of Long Island at their next meeting this coming Monday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Town Community Center at 25 Ponquogue Ave. in Hampton Bays. All are welcome to attend.
• Beacon columnist Dave Davis is working on a new project involving stories of hope and compassion. He shares some insight into this work in his August Dave’s Desk@Ditch column.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:03 a.m., 9:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:11 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
Greenport: 9:40 a.m., 9:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:38 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:35 a.m., 9:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:02 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:09 a.m., 11:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:09 a.m., 8:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:18 a.m., 6:37 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:45 a.m., 10:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:53 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Greenport: 10:22 a.m., 10:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:21 a.m., 11:32 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:17 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:44 a.m.
South Jamesport: 11:51 a.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 8:54 a.m., 9:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:03 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.