• Today will be partly sunny and breezy, with a high near 66 degrees and an east wind 7 to 12 miles per hour, increasing to 15 to 20 miles per hour in the afternoon. We’re expecting a 30 percent chance of rain overnight, mainly after 4 a.m., with a steady temperature around 62. We’re expecting showers on Tuesday, with a high near 71 and an east wind 17 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, with a high near 77.
• Candidates for Congress and County Comptroller will present their positions to the Hampton Bays Civic Association at their 7 p.m. meeting this evening at Southampton Town’s Hampton Bays Community Center. All are welcome to attend.
• The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will play host to a full harvest moon night hike this evening at 8 p.m., in partnership with the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt. All are welcome.
• The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Friday that it has confirmed the emergence of a new cyanobacteria bloom, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Fort Pond in Montauk. In addition, cyanobacteria bloom has re-emerged in Georgica Pond in East Hampton. Due to these findings, health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area.
• Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced Friday that three new mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on September 13 from Amityville, Jamesport and Shelter Island. To date, the county has reported one horse, 135 mosquito samples and 10 birds have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The county has also reported three human cases of West Nile virus to date this year. The county is recommending residents make sure to remove standing water from their properties to keep mosquitos from breeding there, and that people wear long pants and use mosquito repellant and limit outdoor activity between dusk and dawn.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:11 a.m., 10:26 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:19 a.m., 9:34 p.m.
Greenport: 10:48 a.m., 11:03 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:38 a.m., 11:56 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:43 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:17 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:15 a.m., 9:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:24 a.m., 7:38 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:48 a.m., 11:04 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:56 a.m., 10:12 p.m.
Greenport: 11:25 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:14 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:20 a.m., 11:36 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:25 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:32 a.m., 12:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:49 a.m., 10:05 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:58 a.m., 8:14 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.