Tomorrow, Friday is hot, muggy and 85 degrees with SW winds. But overnight, a massive shift: a cold front enters the region with NNW winds at 10-20, precipitation and a 20 degree temp drop. Birders, this is what we’ve been waiting for. Saturday’s forecast currently looks fantastic for lake watching for jaegers, rare gulls and waterfowl, and scouring the local shoreline migrant traps for warblers, vireos, thrushes, flycatchers and more.
The N-based winds will push migrants south, and if the precipitation and fronts appear as predicted, this could create a “drop-in” situation for migrant passerines along the lake. NNW winds over 10mph accompanied by fronts is the exact recipe required for productive lake watching. Heads up, Saturday looks GREAT.
Sunday holds with NNW winds over 10mph, no fronts, but still cooler weather. These are back to back solid days for looking for newly arrived waves of migrant passerines and incorporating lakewatching into your birding schedule.