• Showers and thunderstorms are likely this morning, then occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11 a.m. The high temperature will be near 77 degrees, with a southwest wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. Showers and thunderstorms are also likely tonight and into tomorrow morning, with a low around 67 degrees. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 78, and Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 81.
• As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to meet tonight with Southold residents to discuss what can be done to shore up Hashamomuck Cove, Southold Town representatives have some reservations over the feasibility of the Army Corps’ proposed plan. The Beacon’s full story is online here. The public meeting will be held in the Southold Town Hall meeting room tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.
• The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is sponsoring a free public forum at Bridgehampton’s Hampton Library tonight, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. to enable the public in both East Hampton and Southampton towns to learn about and ask questions about the Community Preservation Fund referendum that will be on this November’s ballot. More information is online here.
• Big Reed Pond in Montauk has been added to the long list of freshwater ponds on the East End that are currently experiencing potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms. Also on the list are Lake Agawam and Old Town Pond in Southampton, Hook Pond in East Hampton, Mill Pond in Water Mill, Niger Pond at Otis Pike Preserve in Calverton and Wainscott Pond in Wainscott. The state DEC is asking residents to not swim or wade in these water bodies and to not let their pets or children near the water either. More information about health and safety associated with these algae blooms is online here.
• With one great fall weekend just ending, it’s time to think about next weekend’s adventures. Down in Greenport, that means only one thing: the 27th Annual Maritime Festival. We’ve got the details online in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub, online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 11:26 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
Orient: 12:01 a.m., 12:27 p.m.
Greenport: 12:29 a.m., 12:55 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:24 a.m., 12:50 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 1:51 a.m., 2:17 p.m.
S. JPT: 1:58 a.m., 2:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:38 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 12:21 p.m.
Orient: 12:53 a.m., 1:22 p.m.
Greenport: 1:21 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:16 a.m., 1:45 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 2:43 a.m., 3:12 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:50 a.m., 3:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:32 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.