11/18 – Rob Knight’s “Cool” Mid-Morning Forecast


Surface analysis from yesterday to today shows high-pressure to the north shifted east and is now digging back southwest, towards the local area. This will provide a reinforcement of cool/dry continental airmass. It will hardly be a noticeable change outside of a slight drop in dew-points and temps. And speaking of highs, expect near climatology or around 70.

By later this week, the northern Gulf coast will remain under control of strong high-pressure pattern. At the surface, strong high pressure will continue to keep persistent easterly winds in place with near zero rain chances. We will start to see some return of deep Gulf moisture late Sunday and into Monday out ahead of a quick moving surface front. Models suggest support of isolated rain chances during this time period, lasting into around the time the front eventually tries to swing through on Monday. However, given just enough Gulf moisture returning out ahead of the front, combined with enough low-level to surface convergence associated with the front, it likely will not take much to squeeze out a few isolated showers.

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Looks like another impulse will attempt to roll through again mid-week, and appears to be a bit deeper closer to the northern Gulf coast which perhaps may lead to slightly better rain chances.

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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.