10/30 – Rob Knight’s “Clear & Cool” Weekend Forecast

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Sunny skies are expected through today with cool temperatures and breezy conditions relaxing this afternoon. With any lingering low level moisture fully flushed out by tonight, conditions will be primed for strong radiational cooling and cold temperatures. Lows will drop into the lower to middle 40s across inland areas with only areas south of the interstate in the upper 40s. Clear skies will remain in place through Saturday night as temperatures begin to slowly modify.

A reinforcing frontal passage will occur on Sunday, providing for a few passing clouds, but the bigger impact will be surge of much colder air into the area from the northern Plains states. In advance of the front on Sunday, temperatures should warm back into the lower 70s, but temperatures will plunge into the 40s for most locations Sunday night as the colder airmass advects in from the north. Breezy conditions are expected near water sources and the beach with of 15 to 20 mph expected through the night. Clears skies and cool autumn temperatures will continue through 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.