• Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 76 degrees and a northeast wind 5 to 9 miles per hour, becoming light east in the afternoon. Tonight we’re expecting rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 a.m., then a chance of showers, mainly between 1 and 5 a.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Tomorrow is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 83 degrees. Saturday and Sunday are both expected to be sunny, with a high near 86 degrees.
• Two days after a seven-year-old and a four-year-old were stung by severely venemous Portuguese Man O’War jellyfish on Fire Island, the Long Island Coastal Conservation Research Alliance has reported that Portuguese Men O’War have been spotted on the bay and ocean in Montauk, at Tiana Beach in Hampton Bays and at Robert Moses State Park in Babylon. The Suffolk County Health Department is warning bathers to stay away from the jellyfish if they see them and notify the lifeguard and to immediately seek first aid if you are stung. Portuguese Men O’War can still sting even if they are dead.
• The North Fork Environmental Council will present its Richard Noncarrow Environmentalist of the Year Award to Brookhaven National Laboratory educator Mel Morris this evening, for his work in inspiring young people to care about the environment. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss this Halloween’s second annual Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Community Development Agency projects at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss a concept plan for the Tiana Beach lifesaving station and CPF project plans at their 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Mattituck Park District will hold a public vote next Tuesday, July 14 on whether to sell their .65 acre parking lot on Pike Street in Mattituckto Southold Town for $230,000. The vote will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Matttiuck Park District Office at Veterans Memorial Park, 11280 Peconic Bay Blvd. All voters must be registered to vote in either the hamlet of Laurel or Mattituck.
• The Community Drum Circle at East End Arts at 141 East Main Street in Riverhead has returned again this summer. Led by master drummer Jerry Liggon, participants learn traditional West African hand drumming and chanting. The drum circle will be held every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. throughout July and August.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.