08/08 Ryan’s “Gloomy” Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

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It looked downright gloomy on many of our MS Power “Live on 25” weather cameras today, and the current pattern isn’t expected to change soon. A front has moved into the area over the day and a half, but has since become at least “quasi-stationary” and won’t be leaving for a few more days. This boundary is acting as a jumping off point for showers, and when coupled with the instability added by daytime heating, we could see a few thunderstorms as well. No severe weather is expected for the rest of the week, but a strong thunderstorm with some gusting winds can’t be ruled out completely. This pattern will last through the weekend, but will begin to dry out slightly as we head into next week, bringing more “average” South MS days.

The tropics are more active today. TS Franklin made landfall on the Eastern edge of the Yucatan Peninsula late last night, weakened some, and will be heading back out into the Bay of Campeche where it will likely strengthen to just below Hurricane status before making landfall East of Mexico city on Thursday.

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There is another tropical disturbance East of the Lesser Antilles with a 30% chance of forming around the weekend, but current conditions are not conducive to tropical development.

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Born in Tennessee, raised in Arkansas, and now a resident of Mississippi, Ryan Mahan is proud to be a Southerner and to belong to this community. A former student of Millsaps and a graduate of the University of South Alabama, he now has a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with a focus in Broadcast. Ryan’s passion for weather began in 2005 after witnessing the destruction that Hurricane Katrina had on his family and home. With nothing but a point-and-shoot digital camera in hand, he walked miles up and down the Coast to document the tragedy and its effects on the area and people around him. Using social media, he posted the photos and the stories behind them. The reaction from his peers inspired him to pursue a career doing what had up until then been a hobby. He loves working for WXXV because he feels it is the best opportunity he has to connect with the locals to whom he delivers the weather. He truly enjoys sharing his knowledge with those curious to learn more, particularly young students who express an interest in science and weather. One way he shares his enthusiasm is by getting involved in the scholastic educational process; he has judged several science fairs, talent shows, and pageants at local coast schools. He can also be found visiting several elementary school classes, hopefully turning your children future meteorologists. Ryan is a self-proclaimed geeky nerd. He loves all things sci-fi, and can usually be found watching his favorite cartoons on Adult Swim or playing any one of his array of video game consoles. He says he’s lucky that his high-school teacher wife puts up with him. They have a small bevy of furry children, but he really enjoys spending time with his two nieces, Claire and Elly, the latter of whom has made a few appearances on the network alongside him delivering the weather. You can follow Ryan on the following social media platforms: Facebook: @wxxvmahan Twitter: @wxxvryan