Pictured Above: Awaiting Dorian, Friday morning, New Suffolk
• We’re expected to feel some effects of Hurricane Dorian tonight into tomorrow morning, as it passes offshore to the southeast of Montauk. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the South Shore from Moriches to Montauk, and the National Weather Service is warning of strong rip currents off the South Shore. We’re expecting winds to build to 20 to 25 knots off the South Shore today, increasing overnight to 25 to 30 knots, with gusts as high as 40, with rain likely. Seas are expected to build from 11 to 14 feet into Saturday before subsiding. A high surf advisory is in effect from 2 to 9 p.m. today.
• We are also under a coastal flood advisory during times of high tide from 1 p.m. this afternoon through 9 p.m. Saturday, with tides expected to be 1 to 2 feet above normal.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:10 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:18 a.m., 3:53 p.m.
Greenport: 4:47 a.m., 5:22 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:42 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:42 a.m., 5:17 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:09 a.m., 6:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:16 a.m., 6:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:14 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:23 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:20 a.m., 5:51 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:28 a.m., 4:59 p.m.
Greenport: 5:57 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:45 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:52 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:19 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:26 a.m., 7:57 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:11 a.m., 4:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:20 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
• Once the storm passes, we’re looking at an autumnal weekend, with partly sunny skies and a high near 75 on Saturday, with a northwest wind 13 to 22 miles per hour. Saturday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 58 and a northwest wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 74 and a west wind 8 to 10 miles per hour.
• Beacon editor Beth Young will be at WPPB 88.3 FM in Southampton this morning to chat with Gianna Volpe on the Media Mavens on The Heart of the East End. Tune in!
This is a busy weekend on the Twin Forks — get the details in our Events Calendar. Here are some highlights:
• Sag Harbor’s HarborFest, a weekend-long festival filled with whaleboat races, tug-of-wars, clam-shucking contests, music and nautical themed events returns this weekend. Here are the details.
• The Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs hosts a weekend-long jazz festival this weekend called “East Enders,” featuring a program rooted in the era of Abstract Expressionism and some of the best jazz musicians working in New York.
• The East End Arts Gallery in Riverhead is hosting a show of street scenes titled “Frankie Says” by street artist turned police officer Frankie Neptune, opening this evening.
• This evening at The Parrish: Physicists, composers and artists discuss the intersection of arts and sciences at PubSci at the Parrish.
• The North Fork Audubon Society is holding a garden party on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. to dedicate The Red House at Inlet Pond County Park on Route 48 in Greenport to the honor of North Fork naturalist and homegrown hero Roy Latham.