05/06 Ryan’s “Hot & Dry” Wednesday Evening Forecast


We have a few active wildfires in South MS today, and our hot & dry weather isn’t helping firefighters. A cold front did move through last night, but rain never reached the Gulf Coast.

However, the cooler drier air associated with that front is moving in.

That means we’ll see a much cooler night ahead with lows falling into the low 50s. Winds will remain northerly through the night but will shift southerly tomorrow afternoon. Expect a much cooler high than we’ve seen in a few days by then as well, near 75 degrees. Conditions remain clear and cooler through tomorrow night and into Friday morning, but that’s where things change quickly.

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Another front is moving in, so expect a rapid influx of warm, humid air through Friday afternoon.

This will bring showers and even possible thunderstorms by Friday evening, something we desperately need to battle these hot & dry conditions. Clouds and rain clear out by Saturday morning, and remain gone through Mother’s Day and into 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