07/05 Ryan’s “Post Fourth” Thursday Evening Forecast

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I hope everyone enjoyed their relatively rain-free Fourth of July because we’re going to see much more rain for the weekend. A front is slowly pushing into the Southeast and will continue trapping moisture in the area for the foreseeable future.

No frontal passages are expected any time soon, so all active weather will be daytime heating/sea breeze induced.

This trend will continue through the weekend, but will begin transitioning to a slightly drier trend near the end of next week. As the skies clear a little, temperatures will rise into the low to mid 90s again by next Wednesday meaning heat indices will return to potentially dangerous levels.

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We’ll still see a few showers and thunderstorms on these drier days, but far fewer than we’ll see Saturday and Sunday.

Tropical Storm Beryl formed today. It is expected to move due west in an area of low wind shear for the next few days, which will lead to steady strengthening. It will become a hurricane by Friday afternoon, but should become more disorganized by Sunday as it moves through the Lesser Antilles. We will monitor the situation and update as needed.

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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