5/15 – Rob’s “Potentially RECORD BREAKING Temps” Forecast

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It’s a little early in the season for this kind of intensity/heat, as was well published with yesterday’s record high temps, with today bringing much the same. This is being caused by two regions of lift on either side of our area. One elongated SW-NE from Texas to Michigan and the other being the surface low over the northeast gulf. The air from both these systems lift has to come down somewhere. As it descends, compressional heating causes the air to dry and heat up. We are located where this air is sinking at the moment. This will slowly change once the surface low moves northeast and we begin to get more cloud cover.

Models remain consistent at not developing the surface low in the gulf, but at least it will close enough to our area to get a few sh/ts going for some much needed rain. The only issue with these will be the possibility that one or two become strong or even severe each day. Numbers supporting severity are highest Wed although pop numbers are somewhat low. This normally means that wherever a thunderstorm breaks out Wed, it will have a much better chance of becoming severe. These should come in the form of downbursts east of the Mississippi River.

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A very normal summertime diurnal rhythm of showers/t-storms should continue well into next week as well.

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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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