1/17 – Rob’s Warmer/Humid Near Term Forecast

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Spotty light rain will continue this afternoon with areas of DENSE FOG overnight into mid-morning Friday.There may be a Dense Fog Advisory issued this afternoon.

Going into the weekend and next week the pattern is still fairly active. The main concerns are convective impacts with strong frontal passage Saturday, followed by very cold air advection into the region Sunday.

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The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the entire forecast area in a Marginal Risk for Severe Weather on Saturday as the cold front moves through.

The heaviest rainfall in the forecast area will be early Saturday morning through Noon on. Strong straight line winds seems to be the main severe threat if any were to crop up with this front. After the front cold air advection of Arctic air ensues and continues through all of Sunday. This Arctic air will only be a glancing blow and short lived as we warm up quickly on Monday. There will be freezing temps in the area Sunday night into Monday…and low 30s more than likely south of the interstate.

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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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