5/8 – Rob Knight’s Friday/Mother’s Day Weekend Forecast


A cold front moving through the region will bring scattered showers and t-storms to south Mississippi this afternoon into this evening.

Instability with this system is not impressive but the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has the areas under a SLIGHT THREAT for severe storms. This is especially true for the northwest and northern half of the region with more instability pooling along the front. The main threat for our area could be strong winds from a few t-storms collapsing rapidly…along with small hail. Surface winds will increase through the day before the activity move in. Showers and t-storms will begin to diminish after sunset and should be out of the area by midnight at the latest. Clouds will linger into Saturday morning then clear during the afternoon. Dry conditions are expected Sunday and beyond.

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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.