10/23 – Rob Knight’s “Wet” Friday Morning Forecast

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High-pressure to the NE will begin to weaken as an approaching cold front from the NW begins to move into the region. A trough of low-pressure along the NE’tern Gulf of Mexico will continue to move NW allowing for the moisture flow to become quite abundant. These two features will bring increasing cloud coverage and isolated/scattered rain and t-storms to south Mississippi through tonight with a few t-storms capable of producing HEAVY RAIN. Activity will tapper-off tonight but as the moisture flow continues, daytime heating Saturday could bring a few afternoon t-storms to the area.

The cold front will slow to the north Saturday and begin to dissipate as a stationary front Saturday. As the boundary begins to dissipate, weak surface high-pressure parked directly over the forecast area and bring increased subsidence, drier air in the mid-levels, and less cloud development to the area on Sunday and Monday. This combination of dry air, subsidence, and lack of cloud development will also allow for warmer than average temperatures to persist. Daytime highs should be a good 5 to nearly 10 degrees above average in the middle to upper 80s.

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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.