7/3 – Rob’s “Continued Wet” Morning Forecast


An area of low-pressure over the area will continue to move westward today, and should be west of our area this evening. Expect numerous showers and thunderstorms today, especially from about Interstate 59 westward. Rain amounts over the next 24 hours will be mainly in the 1 to 2 inch range, but a few locations could see considerably more than that. Localized flooding not out of the question, but do not expect widespread excessive rainfall.

With sufficient moisture remaining in place still anticipate scattered convection to occur on Wednesday, mainly during the afternoon and evening. Another easterly wave approaches on Thursday, and while we will have precipitation chances in the “likely” range on Thursday, the threat of widespread heavy rainfall is somewhat diminished.

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Do not expect to see a lot of sunshine today across the area. The exception might be late in the day over the Mississippi coastal counties with the upper low departing. This should hold high temperatures in the lower and middle 80s today. We should see some sunshine for the 4th, outside of thunderstorms, with highs closer to the normal highs around 90.

Thursday’s upper wave will move west of the area for Friday, but not a lot of drying, so scattered convection still expected. A shear axis and weak cold front will approach from the north on Sunday as it slowly weakens. Some concern that the boundary hangs up over the area as it dissipates, providing a focusing mechanism for several rounds of thunderstorms late in the weekend and early next week.

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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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