11/19 – Rob’s Friday-Eve Morning Forecast


Persistence is the name of the game through Saturday night. The region will remain parked beneath a broad upper level high-pressure extending across the northern Gulf. Strong subsidence will keep the atmosphere quite dry as temperatures will gradually modify through the period. Overnight lows should dip into the upper 40s and lower 50s across inland areas with readings in the middle to upper 50s south of the interstate.

A largely zonal flow pattern will take hold by Sunday as a cold front to the NW should approach the forecast area, but will wash out before making any significant inroads. The biggest impact will be an increase in moisture. A much stronger cold front will directly impact the forecast area beginning Tuesday afternoon. Increasing southerly flow in advance of the system associated with a strengthening surface low in the central Plains will lead to strong moisture advection across the region. This will allow for cloud coverage and shower development by Tuesday afternoon. Any showers should be fairly isolated initially, but will increase in coverage through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as a strong cold front approaches the forecast area.

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The shower activity will begin to decrease from west to east as the front sweeps across the forecast area on Wednesday. By Wednesday evening, only lingering isolated shower activity is expected and conditions should fully clear out for Thanksgiving Day.

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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.