11/13 – Rob’s “Friday The 13th” Morning Forecast


A reinforcing cold front will push through the area later today. Zero moisture return before the front yesterday means no rainfall. Timing of the boundary should also be late enough to not impact highs today. Thus, have gone a degree or 2 above normal which is where temps have been topping out lately. As dew-points remain low, we should expect another cool night and a less typical 30 degree diurnal range from highs to lows. This trend will persist into Saturday as strong high pressure builds in from the north.

Models are still in good agreement that a more potent upper level disturbance will swing across the Northern Plains and upper MS River Valley Saturday night then through the Great Lakes Sunday. This will send a cold front through the area Sunday. I’m not expecting much more than a trace to less than a tenth of an inch of rain anywhere in the area.

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A noticeable drop in temps can be expected with this boundary as high pressure builds in from the north through mid-week which will keep cold air advection persistent. This cooler airmass in place will gradually begin to modify/moderate the second half of the 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.