11/30 – Rob Knight’s Below Seasonal Temps” Mid-Morning Forecast

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Multiple forecast concerns in the next 24 hrs. that will lead to some minor impacts. First issue will be today with strong winds anticipated and then the second issue is a light to moderate freeze across the region tonight. Gusty winds today will have winds in the 20-30 mph range. In addition it looks like we may clear out just a tad faster today which should allow for a little more sun and thus better mixing as well. With that we will issue a wind advisory today for the whole area mainly for wind gusts of around 30-35 mph. Winds should relax near sunset.

As for lows tonight, strong cold air and windy conditions will help keep the region well mixed and thus we will not warm up much from morning lows this morning. With temperatures already that low it won’t take much to get temperatures to fall below freezing in many locations tonight. Forecast lows tonight still show upper 20s to lower 30s for a good chunk of the area. We have upgraded the Freeze watch to a warning now for all of the same locations that were in the watch.

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Another strong disturbance will dig south over the continental divide Tuesday, this will induce low pressure over the southern Plains and that combined with our cold departing sfc high will cause return flow to set back up and moisture to return. A consensus of the models brings the next chance of showers into the forecast area Wednesday afternoon. There could be enough instability for a few thunderstorms along the southeast Louisiana coast and mainly offshore in the coastal waters to the south on Wednesday night, then there will be a lingering chance of showers Thursday and possibly into Friday. Temperatures will warm a bit on Thursday before cooling back to below normal levels Friday into the weekend.

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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.