7/1 – Rob Knight’s “July Outlook” Morning Forecast


Heat continues to be the major concern through the latter part of the week. Temperatures continue to hit the low 90s with dew-points in the upper 70s bringing heat indices to the 100s, even with some isolated convection expected this afternoon to briefly dampening a few spots. It may only reach criteria briefly, but still expecting similar conditions from yesterday.

Beginning Thursday, an upper level disturbance located along the Atlantic coast will be digging southward around AL/MS/FL. This disturbance will move in from the east starting Thursday and will eventually stall over around southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi. There may be a COMPLEX of t-storms associated with this feature and this will bring a wetter pattern with more prolonged and sustained convection through at least early next week. This should help bring needed relief from the heat. However, any convection that forms is looking to be efficient rain producers which could lead to pockets of FLASH FLOODING. On top of that, the persistence of this rain may potentially set up for a heavy rainfall threat late this week into early next week.

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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.