10/22 – Rob Knight’s Friday-Eve Mid-Morning Forecast


The recent dry spell will be coming to an end today. The Bermuda ridge will push westward towards the area today. This, combined with surface high pressure centered over the Appalachian Mountains moving southward will enhance southeasterly flow across the area.That flow regime will start bringing the pool of high moisture over the Gulf of Mexico into the local area. Therefore, I’m expecting a spotty shower or two this afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday into Friday night. Drier conditions will move in for the weekend.

A broad disturbance will set up across the eastern Gulf and western Atlantic by early next week.  Southwest flow will be the rule across the forecast area, and this will allow for a more humid and unstable airmass to take hold of the area by next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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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.