Pictured Above: Mattituck, Saturday Night.
• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 86 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9 a.m. and a southwest wind around 8 miles per hour. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies overnight, with a low around 69 and a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9 p.m. and 3 p.m. Independence Day will be partly sunny, with a high near 84, and Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
• Being able to go surfcasting is one of the highlights of life on the East End — it’s something that residents here have treasured and fought for since colonial times, and many of our oldest laws, particularly on the South Fork, pertain to public access to the beaches in order to fish for food. How we as a community respond to the issue of who can fish on our beaches is bound to define who we are in the years ahead. Read More.
• Tonight is the full moon and it’s a supermoon — a full moon that appears extra large because it’s at its closest point to the earth in its orbit (perigee). The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt host their monthly full moon hike at the South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton this evening from 9 to 10 p.m. There is no charge for this event. More details are at longpondgreenbelt.org.
• The Greenport Fire Department’s annual Fourth of July carnival will be held July 4 through July 8 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Moore’s Lane Polo Grounds, with rides, games, food and raffles and fireworks Wednesday & Saturday, July 5 & 8 at 10 p.m. (Rain date July 6).
• Here are our full listings of Independence Day parades, fireworks and celebrations.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July. The Morning Bulletin will be off tomorrow, but will return on Wednesday.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.