• We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms to continue throughout the day today, with cloudy skies and a high temperature near 77 degrees. Showers will continue overnight, with a low around 68. Skies will clear on Friday, with a high near 74, and Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
• Some September 11 memorial services will be held tomorrow, with pandemic safety precautions, including masks and social distancing, in place. The Southold Town Fire Chiefs Council’s annual ceremony at Cochran Park in Peconic is slated for 6:30 p.m. Friday — visitors are welcome to place flags at the 9-11 memorial at the site beginning at 5:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., residents of Reeve’s Park in Riverhead will march down Park Road for a vigil at the memorial at the corner of Park Road and Sound Avenue to FDNY Firefighter Thomas Kelly, who was killed on Sept. 11 and had lived in Reeve’s Park. Fire stations throughout Southampton Town are slated to activate their sirens six times tomorrow morning between 8:46 and 10:28 a.m. in commemoration of six tragic events of that morning, including the four airplane crashes and the collapse of each of the Twin Towers.
• Suffolk County reported 55 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Sept. 9, with 1.8 percent of people tested testing positive. Thirty-three people are currently hospitalized in Suffolk with the virus, with five of them in ICU. The county’s death toll stands at 2,006.
There are a slew of environmental activities happening this coming weekend. Here are a few:
• The North Fork Environmental Council is holding its “Paddle What’s Left” fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8 a.m. at Orient Beach State Park. Meet at the Eagle’s Neck paddling booth for a 2.5-hour paddle. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets will be provided but feel free to bring your own. The cost is $40 for the paddling and the state park also has a $10 parking fee. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Eastern Long Island chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is partnering with the Southampton Arts Center for a beach cleanup at Old Town Beach in Southampton this Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. To volunteer, RSVP to email@example.com.
• The 13th Annual Pine Barrens Discovery Day is on for Saturday — including two hikes on the East End, at Quogue Wildlife Refuge at 10 a.m. and at Riverhead’s Cranberry Bog County Nature Preserve at 2 p.m. Here are more details.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:25 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:33 a.m., 3:59 p.m.
Greenport: 5:02 a.m., 5:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:38 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:57 a.m., 5:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:24 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:31 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:04 a.m., 3:13 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:13 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:27 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:35 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Greenport: 6:04 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:36 a.m., 6:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:59 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:26 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:33 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:58 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:07 a.m., 2:17 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.