7/8 – Rob’s “Dangerous Heat Ahead” Wednesday Morning Forecast


The upper level pattern is finally beginning to change. The high-pressure centered near the 4 Corners region of the country will slowly deepen and expand eastward. The atmosphere is already beginning to show signs of these changes with the moisture content beginning to drop off. Drier air is starting to mix into the lower and mid layers of the atmosphere. It’s still high enough to support likely precip chances around 40-50% through this evening. Increasing subsidence and dry air in the column will substantially stunt convection Thursday and Friday. A disturbance through the Ohio River Valley and Appalachian Mountains may bring a few storms across northern fringe of the area along the northwesterly flow.

Moving into the weekend, continued low rain chances combined with compressional heating means high temps will likely begin to soar into the mid-90s. Saturated soils will help to maintain high low level moisture. Mid 90s air temps will mid to upper 70 dew-points are the perfect recipe for heat advisory conditions. Any reprieve from that heat will likely be on seabreeze and/or outflow boundaries.

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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.