11/28 – Rob Knight’s “Happy Thanksgiving” Morning Forecast


Cooler and dry weather is on tap for Thanksgiving Day with mostly clear to partly cloudy skies prevailing. Temperatures will begin to rebound on Friday as high-pressure aloft builds over the eastern U.S. in advance of a storm system over the western U.S.

As the large upper low-pressure will move into the central part of the country on Saturday, southerly flow in advance of this system will advect a warmer and more moist airmass back into the region. T-storms will be possible by late afternoon across the northwestern sections of the forecast area with shower and thunderstorm threat then spreading east across the forecast area Saturday night into early Sunday. The main dynamics associated with this system will pass well to our north and instability will be modest, but there may be enough shear for a few strong to possibly severe storms from very late Saturday through Saturday night…to the west of our area. The severe threat, however, will likely gradually diminish as Saturday night progresses as instability wanes.

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Thereafter, cooler and dry weather will again be observed as northwest flow aloft prevails into the middle of next week. Another chance for rain will be in the offing for the end of next week as a weakening shortwave trough moves across the lower Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coast states.

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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.