2/21 – Rob Knight’s “Sunny & Windy” Friday Morning Forecast

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With the rain well east of the area, stronger winds continue to affect a large portion of the region. We are expecting a few more hours of stronger winds before they begin to wane some after midday. Much cooler air continues to filter into the area and high temperatures today will struggle to reach the mid-50s.

The concern shifts completely to the colder temperatures tonight as we have seen a several week stretch of warmer weather. That combined with the calendar approaching March warrants a freeze warning for a short period of time early tomorrow morning. Some of the locations in the warning may only see an hour or two of freezing temperatures, while some of the northernmost locations could see 5-7 hours. Temperatures should rebound tomorrow into the mid to upper 50s and could push 60 in a few spots. Overall a dry weekend is expected across the area.

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By Monday, an series of upper level disturbances will begin to take shape and move across the central Plains pushing a couple of cold fronts into the area. The first should clear the area by Monday night bringing elevated rain chances during the day Monday and into the evening hours on Monday. This would be good news for outdoor activities on Tuesday, as most of the rain would be well through the area before Tuesday morning. A second and much drier front would push through on Tuesday evening, dropping temperatures again on Wednesday before high pressure begins building back into the area.

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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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