• There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today — some storms could be severe, with damaging winds. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 87 degrees and a heat index values as high as 95, with a south wind 6 to 11 miles per hour. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, possibly severe, this evening, mainly before 4 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 72. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 77 and a 30 percent chance of showers before noon.
• There’s a high risk of rip currents along the entire south shore today, and the National Weather Service is advising that “The surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers. Remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems.”
• Out at the end of the Napeauge stretch, across a desolate railroad crossing, beside an iconic radio tower, there’s a place where artists have been congregating for generations. East Hampton Town has honored The Art Barge and the Victor and Mabel D’Amico house and studio with historic landmark status. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Long Island Sound Chorus & Quatrain perform at 7:30 p.m. this evening at Southold’s Silversmith’s Corner concert series at the corner of, Route 25 and Youngs Avenue. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at Southold’s First Presbyterian Church.
• Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is hosting a “Taste + Tour” at the Suffolk County Marine Environmental Education Learning Center at Cedar Beach in Southold tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and support the work of the educational center. More details are online here.
• Comedian Mo Amer, named as one of Rolling Stone’s 10 Comedians You Need to Know, will appear tomorrow evening, Aug. 22, at Guild Hall in East Hampton. More details are online here.
• Shelter Island will hold its annual Green Expo this Saturday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the American Legion. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:19 a.m., 2:49 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:27 a.m., 1:57 p.m.
Greenport: 2:56 a.m., 3:26 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:40 a.m., 3:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:51 a.m., 3:21 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:18 a.m., 4:48 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:25 a.m., 4:55 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:09 a.m., 1:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:41 a.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:05 a.m., 3:36 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:13 a.m., 2:44 p.m.
Greenport: 3:42 a.m., 4:13 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:26 a.m., 4:44 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:37 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:04 a.m., 5:35 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:11 a.m., 5:42 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:52 a.m., 2:14 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:01 a.m., 12:23 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.