• There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 84 and a light south wind becoming southwest 6 to 11 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 30 percent chance of overnight showers, with a low around 68. Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 87, and Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 89.
• The federal government announced Friday that it plans to complete further environmental review ahead of its planned sale of Plum Island, a federally owned island that is home to an animal disease research laboratory that is being relocated to Kansas. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Suffolk County Vector Control plans to spray the following areas with the mosquito larvicides methoprene and bti today through Thursday: Stokes Poges, Jagger Lane, Apacuck Point, Westhampton Dunes, Dune Road (Overton), Meadow Lane, North Haven, Iron Point and North Sea in Southampton Town; Napeague and Accabonac harbors in East Hampton Town; Indian Island, the Aquebogue Overlook, Aquebogue Farm, Millar Farm and Pier Avenue in Riverhead Town and Kerwin Boulevard, Pipes Neck Creek and Pipes Cove in Southold Town. For more information, call 631.852.4270.
• The Southold Town Hall will discuss street lighting, capital projects, the use of the town hall annex building as a courtroom and amendments to the town’s proposed rental code at their 9:30 a.m. work session this morning. The Board is slated to hold a public hearing on changes to the way the town authorizes varieties of allowed street trees at their 4:30 p.m. meeting this afternoon. The full agenda for both meetings is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will discuss Army Corps of Engineers access to Lake Montauk, erosion control in Montauk, a proposed “No HUnting” area on Accabonac Road and a Fisheries Advisory Committee funding request at their 10 a.m. work session at the Montauk Firehouse this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hear public hearings on open space dedications in Noyac and North Sea, a zone change request from Cromer’s Market from residential to to commercial/residential for 5 Cedar Lane and changing “no parking” regulations to “no stopping” regulations on a portion of Canoe Place Road at their 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Neo-Political Cowgirls’ production of “Baubo” opens tonight at Montauk County Park and continues through Aug. 18. More details are online here.
• The 23rd Annual Ellen’s Run to benefit breast cancer treatment on the East End will be held this coming Sunday, Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. at Southampton Hospital. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:21 a.m., 12:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:59 a.m.
Greenport: 12:58 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:57 a.m., 2:27 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:53 a.m., 1:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:20 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:27 a.m., 2:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:21 a.m., 10:37 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:14 a.m., 1:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:22 a.m., 12:53 p.m.
Greenport: 1:51 a.m., 2:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:50 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:46 a.m., 2:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:13 a.m., 3:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:20 a.m., 3:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:28 a.m., 1:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:15 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.