5/11 – Rob Knight’s “Pleasant” Workweek Forecast

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Overall weather pattern remains quiet in the short-term. We will see a weak cold front swinging in from the north later this morning, which will not have much impact to the weather across the area other than keeping winds continued from the north. Expect ample sunshine and highs still remaining slightly below normal today.

Tonight through Tuesday, a slow and steady return flow builds back as surface high pressure kicks off to the east. It’ll be a slow transition beginning with easterly winds during the AM hours on Tuesday, with better deep moist return flow building across the Atchafalaya Basin region during the day. By Tuesday night, we begin to switch focus on a weak disturbance to the west which will begin to destabilize the atmosphere.

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Weak high pressure will continue to dominate the area. However, southerly surface winds will help to enhance moisture and warm air advecting into the region. Upper level divergence will lead to enhanced lifting in the environment. As a result of the lifting and moisture presence in the atmosphere, some showers and storms are possible Wednesday through Saturday, mainly during the daytime heating hours those days.

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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.