• It’s looking today like the remnants of Hurricane Hermine may be hitting us by Monday, so enjoy the good weather today while it lasts. We’re expecting sunny skies today, with a high near 80 degrees and a north wind 8 to 13 miles per hour, becoming light in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 58. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m. Saturday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 75 and winds out of the east at 11 to 17 miles per hour. Rain is likely on Sunday, with a high near 75, and the National Weather Service says tropical storm conditions are possible throughout the day Monday. We will provide updated details as this storm progresses over the holiday weekend.
• Due to the inclement weather predicted this weekend, Peconic Landing’s End of Summer Celebration and fireworks show, originally scheduled for this Sunday, Sept. 4, has been rescheduled for Oct. 9 at 6 p.m., with a rain date of Oct. 10.
• The Riverhead Central School District begins classes today, so drive carefully. Most other students on the East End go back next week, but it wouldn’t hurt to begin driving carefully everywhere around here right about now.
• The Sag Harbor communities of Sag Harbor Hills, Azures, Ninvah and Subdivisions will hold an important meeting this evening at 7 p.m. at St. Andrews Church to discuss and build consensus about the Neighborhood Conservation District Process currently underway. More information is online here.
• On July 9, the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at the Stony Brook Southampton Marine Station welcomed a group of United Nations ambassadors, dignitaries, and their families for a tour of the facility and an overview of the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program. Read more in The Peconic Bathtub, online here.
• Tonight, Edith & Bennett will be perform a free concert of bluegrass music at the Parrish Art Museum from 5 to 6 p.m., Guild Hall in East Hampton will host a “Save the Waves” benefit film festival from 6 to 10 p.m. [$40-$100] and Greenport hosts the second in a series of First Friday gallery walks from 6 to 9 p.m. and the Southampton Arts Center hosts a free outdoor screening of “Jaws” at 8:30 p.m.
• Regardless of the weather, there’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Find out more in our full events calendar, online here.
• The New York State Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that workers will be cleaning storm drains on Route 114 in East Hampton and Montauk Highway in Southampton beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6. The work is expected to take about four weeks, and will be done between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The DOT expects some lane closures while the work is done.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 10:11 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Orient: 11:12 a.m., 11:34 p.m.
Greenport: 11:40 a.m.
Sag Hbr: 11:35 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 12:41 a.m. 1:02 p.m.
S. Jamesport: 12:48 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:33 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 10:55 a.m., 11:17 p.m.
Orient: 11:56 a.m.
Greenport: 12:02 a.m., 12:24 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:19 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 1:24 a.m., 1:46 p.m.
S. Jamesport: 1:31 a.m., 1:53 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:14 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.