6/3 – Rob’s 1st Workday Of June Forecast

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Surface high-pressure over the mid-Mississippi Valley will shift southeast over the Mid-Atlantic states by Tuesday. Northeast to east flow will remain across the north half of the forecast area today and Tuesday and more east to southeast across the south half. Heat index values will approach the century mark at several spots, but remain below heat advisory criteria through Tuesday.

Upper level low/trough out west will track east through the week and is expected to deepened over the southern Plains Thursday into Friday. In addition, this system will tap gulf moisture with a moisture axis moving across the forecast area Wednesday afternoon through Thursday and linger over the area Friday and possibly Saturday. Daytime heating and moisture will lead to scattered to numerous convection on Thursday. Moisture will remain in place Friday and Saturday and rain chances will remain elevated. The main system will lift northeast during the latter part of the weekend and will decrease rain chances for Sunday.

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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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