11/22 – Rob Knight’s Changing Weekend Forecast

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The forecast area will be beneath a broad region of upper level lift. Expect showers and thunderstorm activity this afternoon and evening to our NW. During the overnight hours, temperatures should cool into the upper 50s and lower 60s, and this will lead to lower instability values. As a result, expect to see the risk of thunderstorms diminish later tonight across inland areas, but shower activity will persist as the cold front begins to push into the region.

The cold front will quickly race across the entire forecast area tomorrow, and expect to see clearing skies and drier weather develop from west to east throughout the day. By tomorrow evening, only a few showers over the offshore waters are forecast as the front continues to race off to the east. Temperatures will climb back into the upper 60s and lower 70s before the front rolls through, but cold air advection through the afternoon hours should result in dropping temperatures after midday. With clear skies and lower humidity values in place tomorrow night, lows will easily fall into the 40s. High-pressure will dominate Sunday into Monday with upper level clouds beginning to develop Monday.

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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.