12/3 – Rob’s “Rain Moving In” Mid-Morning Forecast

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An area of low-pressure near the Texas Panhandle will stretch across Oklahoma and Missouri. Light showers ahead of the cold front will slowly move across Louisiana today and Mississippi tonight. Rainfall amounts will generally be less than a quarter of an inch despite the high areal coverage. Limited instability will keep t-storms well offshore for the most part. In terms of temperatures, today will likely be the warmest day of the 7-day forecast period with highs barely touching climatology.

An increasingly complex upper level pattern will be developing across the country over the next 24 hours. This system will be drawn eastward with the main disturbance over the Great Lakes on Saturday. This will reinforce below normal temps and keep the local area dry through this weekend.

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A rather benign pattern is expected in the longer range portion of the forecast period. An amplifying disturbance will move through the Mississippi Valley and keep the area on the cooler side of climatology. Light showers aren’t terribly likely, but if they do develop, will be along the LA coast.

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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.