• We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high near 81 degrees and a northeast wind 6 to 10 miles per hour, becoming southeast in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of overnight showers, with a low around 67. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers, along with afternoon thunderstorms, on Friday, but otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 77. There’s a 40 percent chance of afternoon showers Saturday, but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 84.
• In the wake of President Donald Trump’s shocking equivocation Tuesday of hate groups and protesters protesting the hate groups in Charlotesville, Va., the East Hampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force weighed in Wednesday with this statement, while Congressman Lee Zeldin backed up the president’s take on events.
• Get ready for Monday’s solar eclipse! Here are the details for what we’ll be able to see here on the East End.
• Have you ever wondered what it’s like to pilot a cardboard boat down the Peconic River? We’ve tried, but we’re not sure whether our account will encourage you or discourage you. Read more in the Peconic Bathtub.
• Southampton and Riverhead’s Town Board work sessions for today have been cancelled. This happens a lot near the end of August.
• Peter Clarke of Clarke’s Garden in Greenport will discuss “Seaside Plantings” this evening at 5:30 p.m. at the East End Seaport Museum. More details are online here. [$5/Members Free]
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:18 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:26 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
Greenport: 6:55 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:49 a.m., 8:12 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:50 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:17 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:24 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:29 a.m., 3:58 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:17 a.m., 7:48 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:25 a.m., 6:56 p.m.
Greenport: 7:54 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:51 a.m., 9:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:49 a.m., 8:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:16 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:23 a.m., 9:54 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:26 a.m., 5:02 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.