01/10 Ryan’s “Potentially Severe” Friday Evening Forecast


South MS was removed from the “marginal” risk today, but potentially severe weather is still on its way! Scattered showers will become thunderstorms and more frequent as we head through the night and into tomorrow. Saturday still carries an “enhanced” risk, so be sure to be “weather aware” as the front moves through.

It has slowed some from model runs earlier in the week, so the most likely time for the worst weather is now from 9 AM – 3 PM.

During this time expect heavy rains, frequent lightning, winds in excess of 60 mph, large hail, and tornadoes. Only the rain and lightning are guaranteed, but the setup is indicative of much more. If you haven’t already, now would be a good time to download our free Weather Authority app. You can use the live, interactive radar to watch the storms in real time, as well as get instant updates on new watches/warnings. Don’t expect much of a break either, only Sunday will be clear as more showers move in early next week.

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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