Start your weekend mornings by getting the latest weather information from meteorologist Ryan Beesley. Ryan joined the FOX 5 Storm Team in March 2017 and appears on the weekend morning editions of Good Day Atlanta. You can also see him during the week on Good Day Atlanta at 10 a.m. and FOX 5 News at Noon.
Ryan is from the Atlanta area and graduated from Roswell High School in 2008. After graduation, he attended the University of South Alabama to pursue a degree in meteorology. His senior year, he was awarded the top forecaster award for the class of 2012.
Shortly after completing his degree, Ryan accepted his first on-air position at WLOX in Biloxi, MS. During his time in Biloxi, he covered Hurricane Isaac and the Hattiesburg EF-4 tornado that struck on February 10, 2013. From there he accepted a job at WALB in Albany, GA, then moved on to Knoxville, TN before returning home to Atlanta.
In addition to his work as an on-air meteorologist, Ryan has chased more than 30 tornadoes, including the tornado outbreak on April 27, 2011.
Ryan travels to schools around north Georgia teaching students about weather, storm chasing and what it’s like to be a broadcast meteorologist. If you would like Ryan to visit your school, send him an email from your school account to firstname.lastname@example.org. Away from work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and anything outdoors. Some of his favorite hobbies are golfing, fishing, grilling and hiking.
Most of Georgia will be under a risk for severe weather with a threat for spin-up tornadoes and damaging winds as the remnants of Hurricane Ida pass through the state.
Tropical Depression Fred continued to leave damage, power outages and heavy rains in Georgia as it moved across the southeast Tuesday.
Elsa will quickly move inland across northeast Florida and into southeast Georgia through Wednesday afternoon and evening, producing strong wind and heavy rainfall.
The FOX 5 Storm Team has been tracking a line of showers and thunderstorms in south Georgia and Alabama that will be working its way up towards metro Atlanta and north Georgia through Saturday evening.
There is an elevated risk for severe storms across the Deep South through Friday morning. The most favorable environment for severe storms will be west of the FOX 5 viewing area, but that same powerful storm system will also have an impact in north Georgia.
Wild weather is moving in North Georgia's direction this weekend with colder temperatures, stronger winds, rain, and, for some areas, snow showers.
Things will be warming up to more seasonal temperatures the next few days before another front moves through with a cold blast of air and a chance for some wintry precipitation again in extreme north Georgia on New Year's Eve.
Mild to warm temperatures are expected Thursday and Friday across North Georgia with highs running 10 degrees above the seasonal averages.
This year's hurricane season not only surpassed the forecast, it shattered multiple records.
The severe storms might have moved out, but the threat of flash flooding continues across north Georgia. As of 9 p.m., a Flash Flood Warning was issued for Cobb, Clayton, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Rockdale counties until 4 a.m. Sunday. There also is a River Flood Warning for Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties.