5/11 – Rob Knight’s Mother’s Day Weekend Forecast


A dry and warm airmass with rain-free conditions today. Tomorrow will see the ridge break down slightly as a broad and weak upper level low develops over the eastern half of the Gulf of Mexico. It looks like the best moisture convergence will be over the western third of the region including SE Louisiana.

Mother’s Day will bring beautiful but hot conditions to the region…

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The pattern on Monday will be little changed from that on Sunday with a persistent ridge parked over the Lower Mississippi Valley and a deepening upper level low parked over the northeast Gulf of Mexico. The area will remain on the drier and more subsiding side of the system. A more unsettled weather pattern will develop by Tuesday and linger through Thursday.

A surge of deeper tropical moisture along wit ample forcing will be in place, and I fully expect to see diurnally forced scattered showers and thunderstorms develop in the late morning and persist through the evening hours both Tuesday and Wednesday…and even Thursday.

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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.