1. Patch Forecast – The arctic chill comes back with force – West Islip will see a high of only 40°. Winds will remain mostly calm, but the high is nearly a 15-20 degree drop from Wednesday, so wear a heavier coat because you'll feel it! Lows in the evening will hit 32°.
2. The Patch Rebuilds campaign continues on Twitter – add #PatchRebuilds to your tweets, and each one raises $1 for AmeriCares and helps us donate money to the rebuilding of our area.
3. The Suffolk County Legislature is holding a public hearing at 6 p.m. to pore over the overall preparation and response to Superstorm Sandy, which left hundreds of thousands powerless in the county and caused widespread damage to homes and properties.
4. The Ice Skating Rink at Tanger Outlets in Deer Park is open today; 3-9 p.m. Admission is $7 and skate rentals are $3.
5. Enter a photo of your house decorated for the holidays in our annual "Deck The House" comtest for a chance to win $100,000 for West Islip Schools and $500 to pay your electric bills.