12/31 – Rob Knight’s “New Year’s Celebration” Forecast

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An area of high-pressure will remain in control of our weather today and tomorrow, with chilly morning lows and highs generally in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

By early Wednesday, an upper-low will slowly marching east across northern Mexico to help spread patchy mid to upper-level cloud cover across the area. As advertised for several days now, I’m still holding firm over the idea of lower precip coverage on Wednesday.

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From here beginning early Thursday morning, things are becoming a bit more interesting now. As a system from the pacific races east, it will develop another system along the Texas/Mexico coast: flowing an abundance of moisture to the NE…along the Mississippi gulf coast. This slow moving system will bring the threat for heavy rainfall to eventually spread east Thursday afternoon, evening and through early Friday across the MS coastline, where models paint a large 1-3 inch swath of storm total precipitation across the area.

Friday will bring an end to the rain around midday/afternoon as high-pressure will move back in to shape the first weekend of the New Year.

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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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