12/9 – Rob Knight’s “Disruptive Weather” Morning Forecast


High pressure is currently off the Atlantic Coast extending into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Surface low-pressure over Kansas has a southerly flow across the area with DENSE FOG this morning.

Onshore flow will become somewhat better established today with mid 60s dew points across most of the area by late afternoon. This could lead to a more substantial advection fog situation tonight. A front will enter the area late tonight and will take pretty much the entire day Tuesday to clear the coast. At this time, it looks like most precipitation will actually be post- frontal, which will limit thunderstorm development. Slow moving front means precipitation likely to linger into at least early Wednesday before pushing offshore.

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High temperatures on Tuesday will be driven by the frontal location around sunrise. Calendar day highs likely to be pre-sunrise across northwest quarter or so of the area. Beyond Wednesday, guidance begins to struggle with timing, strength and phasing of another disturbance. At this time, it’s beginning to look like an upper low over the Bay of Campeche over the weekend. If we get precipitation in the extended forecast…probably on Friday, but currently looks like most precipitation likely to be offshore.

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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.