5/20 – Rob’s Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

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A weak cold front overhead will provide for scattered showers and t-storms through this evening. Overcast skies will limit daytime heating for much of today as temperatures remain at or below 80 degrees. Weak high pressure will remain over the northern Gulf and slowly migrate eastward throughout the week.

As a result a deeper column of moisture flow will allow a tropical air mass to stream into our region from the central and southern Gulf. This will bring a widespread continuation of shower and thunderstorm activity through the remainder of the forecast period. Locally heavy rainfall is possible on any given day as this pattern persists. The showers and thunderstorms will be mostly diurnally driven thus not expecting any widespread heavy rainfall totals at this time. Max temperatures will remain slightly above normal with low temperatures being well above normal given the higher dew-points as the tropical airmass settles in.

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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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