• We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 89 degrees but heat index values as high as 97, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. and a southwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 77 and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high near 90 and heat index values as high as 98, with a southwest wind 11 to 13 miles per hour. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 84 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork will be holding a Republican Congressional candidates primary debate on Zoom this evening from 7 to 8 p.m., hosted by Southampton Town’s SEA-TV. Here’s more info.
• This weekend on Behind The Headlines on 88.3 WLIW-FM, Beacon editor Beth Young joined a panel discussing the current water emergency in Suffolk County; the biggest water users on the South Fork; updates to the proposed firing range in Riverhead; and e-bikes. You can still tune in online here.
• The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival presents a special outdoor concert that transcends cultures and times, from Mozart’s Oboe Quartet to Derek Bermel’s Ghanaian dance-inspired wanderings for wind quinte. at the Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill this evening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $30 for Parrish members and are available online at parrishart.org.
• The Pump performs the music of Aerosmith, The Beatles and Motown at Greenport’s free Dancing in the Park in Mitchell Park this evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
• Suffolk County reported 392 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, Aug. 5, with 8.6 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 222 hospitalized people who had the virus, with 46 percent of them hospitalized due to Covid and 24 of them in ICU. The county reported no new fatalities from the virus, and the death toll here stands at 4,524 people since March of 2020.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:54 a.m., 7:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:02 a.m., 6:32 p.m.
Greenport: 7:31 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:25 a.m., 8:46 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:26 a.m., 7:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:53 a.m., 9:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9 a.m., 9:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:51 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4 a.m., 4:37 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:51 a.m., 8:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:59 a.m., 7:27 p.m.
Greenport: 8:28 a.m., 8:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:27 a.m., 9:48 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:23 a.m., 8:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:50 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:57 a.m., 10:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 7:01 a.m., 7:32 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:10 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.