01/04 Ryan’s “Sun Returns” Friday Evening Forecast


The rain, fog, and cloudy skies have finally moved on the sun has returned to South Mississippi! This afternoon was noticeably cooler and drier, a trend that will continue into the weekend. Saturday will be a nearly perfect South Mississippi afternoon. Expect absolutely clear skies, mild temperatures in the low 60s, and low humidity. Sunday is looking just as sunny, but we will see “return flow” setting up and the southerly winds will begin to raise both the temperature and humidity.

Still, mostly sunny skies will be in place as we begin the workweek, but a front will move in by Tuesday.

This front won’t be very robust, so we’ll see only a slight chance of rain and minor increase in cloud cover. Also by that time our temperatures will have climbed into the upper 60s and lower 70s, but the front will be just strong enough to clear the skies and lower temperatures about 10 degrees. It won’t be until a week from today I expect a noticeable increase in cloud cover or rain chances, and even those aren’t very high.

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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