5/29 – Rob Knight’s “Final Weekend of May” Forecast

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The old cutoff low has almost been completely absorbed into the developing pattern. As the low continues to merge with the northern jet stream, instability will be left over the area today and tomorrow until it finally moves east of the area Saturday. This will provide some lift allowing showers/t-storms to develop again today.

A few showers and thunderstorms will still be possible early tomorrow and remain possible until the trough axis finally moves east of the area. On Sunday the mid-level ridge will be building into the region and this will lead to a warm and dry day across the region. With upper ridge axis in place over the lower Mississippi Valley, large scale subsidence will likely suppress any convective development Monday and Tuesday. A back-door front of sorts, possibly enhanced by easterly wave dynamics, approaches from the east for some low end rain chances Tuesday night into Wednesday, but the ridging aloft will be an inhibitor.

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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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