• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 90 and heat index values as high as 100, with a southwest wind 8 to 17 miles per hour and a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Storms are likely to continue overnight with potential for “large hail, damaging winds, and gusty winds,” according to the National Weather Service. The overnight low will be around 72 degrees. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 92 and heat index values as high as 101. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 92, and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.
• A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. today until 8 p.m. Saturday. An air quality is in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today. And if you’re looking to cool off in the ocean, be warned that there’s also a high risk of rip currents today from noon through this evening.
• Southold Town has opened the Peconic Lane Community Center, at 1170 Peconic Lane in Peconic, as a cooling center from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Friday. Anyone looking for respite from the high heat and humidity is welcome. We’ll update this post if other cooling centers open.
• More than eight years after a fire destroyed Southold’s historic First Universalist Church, a stately 1837 sanctuary inside the big bend in the Main Road at the western gateway to Southold, the congregation gathered at the site of their meetinghouse on July 22 for a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new church at the site. Read More.
• If it’s been a long time since you’ve seen the hit 1980 film “9 to 5,” about a trio of female secretaries getting their revenge against their sexist boss, now’s a great time to revisit this story, and a great place to do so is at Mattituck’s North Fork Community Theatre, whose Youth on Stage troupe is putting up “9 to 5: The Musical” this evening through August 6. Read our review.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hear a presentation on the town’s Anti-Bias Task Force and code updates at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and the meeting can be viewed live here.
• Hamptons Jazz Fest presents Punjabi vocalist and trumpeter Sonny Singh this evening at 5:30 p.m. at The Church, 48 Madison St., Sag Harbor. More details are at thechurchsagharbor.org.
• Pianofest in the Hamptons comes to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach this evening at 7 p.m. International prize-winning young artists offer an unparalleled evening of piano. More details are at whbpac.org.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:34 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:42 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
Greenport: 6:11 a.m., 6:40 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:53 a.m., 7:11 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:06 a.m., 6:35 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:33 a.m., 8:02 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:40 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:01 a.m., 4:43 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:10 a.m., 2:52 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:32 .M., 6:55 P.M.
Montauk Harbor: 5:40 a.m., 6:03 p.m.
Greenport: 7:09 a.m., 7:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:53 a.m., 8:09 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:04 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:31 a.m., 8:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:38 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:05 a.m., 5:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:14 a.m., 3:53 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.