11/16 – Rob’s Warming…More Humid Forecast

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The biggest short term issue will be areas of dense fog this morning and then again Friday/Saturday morning as the next cold front approaches the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Visibilities of less than 1/4 mile are expected and will continue through the mid-morning hours. Otherwise, temperatures will climb into the mid 70s this afternoon and remain mild overnight with no precipitation chances. More of the same expected for Friday and Saturday as temperatures during the afternoon will reach the mid to upper 70s Friday and close to 80 in some locations by Saturday. On Saturday, a cold front will approach the area. Showers should begin developing over the northwestern zones of the CWA Saturday afternoon ahead of the front. Showers and possibly a few thunderstorms will spread southeast through the forecast area during the evening and overnight hours. Not expecting much in the way of rainfall with the front…below one tenth of an inch across the area.

A fairly significant drop in temps behind the front is expected with this deep of a trough. Temperatures on Monday morning are likely to be in the mid/upper 30s in most locations north of the coastal counties…upper 30s/low 40s along the immediate beach. The next chance of rain will come into the picture on Tuesday and there is a fairly wide spread in the model guidance, for now I have settled on at least moderate chances of rain Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Chief Meteorologist Rob Knight is a familiar face along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, having been an on-air personality in the local area since 2005. Rob is originally from New York, but traveled and forecasted weather around the world as an active duty member of the United States Air Force since 1992. In 2005, after 13 years in the USAF, Rob made the transition back to the public sector as an on-air meteorologist, six months prior to Hurricane Katrina. Rob says “Meteorology is not a job for me, it’s my passion. I’m fortunate enough to have been in this wonderfully challenging field since 1992. I solve mysteries. The atmosphere gives you clues and you have to figure out what it’s going to do. How fun is that?” Rob holds a Bachelor's degree in Meteorology from Florida Institute of Technology, along with several military degrees. He is also a member of the National Weather Association. When his attention isn’t focused on weather, it’s on real estate. Rob and his wife own a local realty. Rob loves to spend time volunteering in the local community, and often works with the Boys and Girls Club, the Humane Society, and several others. On a cool south Mississippi Saturday morning, Rob is usually at one of the many beautiful golf courses.

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