11/6 – Rob Knight’s Friday Afternoon/Weekend Forecast


A wave of low-pressure is expected to move through our area Saturday and Sunday. This could bring enhanced rain chances to our area for the weekend, mainly during the afternoon hours. Some lightning is possible if the disturbance is a bit stronger than expected because then the dynamic forcing would be a bit more robust.

Monday through Wednesday next week will be mostly dry and warm. Northerly surface winds will act to enhance the dry air advection into the area. Looking at models for Tuesday through the end of next week, there is a lot of uncertainty as to impacts and weather conditions for our area.

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Tropical Depression Eta is brewing off the coast of Central America today and is forecast to meander northward toward Cuba before making a hard turn to the left and into the Gulf of Mexico sometime toward the latter part of next week. This forecast is highly uncertain and is dependent upon, among other factors, the speed and strength of a cold front that will be pushing through the region at the end of 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.