Gallery: Instantly into the dog days of summer on the North Fork

An air quality alert has been issued for the East End, but that hasn’t stopped North Fork residents from going about their day out on the town.

The high for today is 88 degrees and temperatures are expected to reach the 90s here tomorrow. Things will cool off a bit this weekend though, with a high of 80 degrees forecast for Saturday.

We asked Suffolk Times staffer Gianna Volpe to shoot portraits capturing the town on this humid day. Here’s what she came back with:

GIANNA VOLPE PHOTOS| Darrius Strickland gives this pup a quick smooch in front of Mr. Robert's Convenience Store on Front Street.
Dara Marchini cools down at Magic Fountain in Mattituck.
Older brother, Drew Marchini, joins suit with a couple scoops of his own.
Rafael Lopez casts off the pier at Breakwater Beach
Luis and Jose share the pier with Rafael.


Victor Gurkov and his daughter, Alena, enjoy Mattituck's Breakwater beach on Wednesday afternoon.
Dip my toes.
Courtney Sullivan and Eric Laukaitis get their feet wet in the Long Island Sound.
Ye Olde Party Shoppe in downtown Southold sells summer fun accessories on the first day of summer, the hottest so far this year.
Thirteen-year-old Daniel Penney waits for a safe time to cross Main Street near downtown Southold.