2/5 – Rob’s “SEVERE THREAT” Midday Forecast


As temps warm into the mid-70s, the atmosphere will destabilize and storms will ignite this afternoon. Based on the overall picture, thinking this will be a damaging wind event with a few tornadoes possible. SPC maintained a slight risk across the entire area. Activity will flare up early afternoon with a second bout of storms rolling through around 6pm. That second round may be the stronger of the two.

After the first 2 waves of storms move through, a third wave of rain looks to impact the southeastern portion of the area Wednesday night into Thursday morning. South Mississippi is under a FLASH FLOOD WATCH until Thursday evening, as rainfall totals could average 2 to 4 inches.

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The rain will be ending late Thursday afternoon/evening as the main axis of the trough swings through. This should provide a weekend of pleasant weather with temps in the realm of climatology for a day or so before warming above normal. A few models are now showing the potential for rain Saturday as a secondary cold front swings through. Any rain will probably be brief with low impacts as moisture return before the front should be limited.

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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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