Nick Lilja

Nick Lilja grew up all across the United States. He's lived in Oregon, Wisconsin, New York, Virginia, and Texas. But now calls Mississippi home. And he is thrilled to be forecasting the weather for the Pine Belt.

He's been a meteorologist and storm chaser for the last four years – three of which was in Amarillo, Texas. He's chased down more super cells then he can count, survived baseball-sized hail, and was chasing in El Reno, Oklahoma when the EF-3 tornado struck.

He also managed a severe weather website and offered educational forecasts for extreme severe weather events. He is dedicated to forecasting and keeping his viewers safe when severe weather strikes, but he's also interested in teaching his viewers about severe weather, why it happens and what leads to particular severe weather outbreaks.

He graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences with an emphasis in Atmospheric Sciences. Nick continued his education at Syracuse University and graduated with a Master's of Science in Broadcast & Digital Journalism.

Nick lives in Hattiesburg where he loves to go for a run or long bike ride. And he spends his weekends – when there isn't severe weather – watching sports and cheering for the Beavers and the Orange.

Recent Articles by Nick

First Alert: Tuesday forecast

Look Ahead: Monday forecast

Look Ahead: Sunday forecast

Severe storms possible Saturday morning, followed by much colder air

First Alert: Saturday forecast

Weekend weather features possible severe storms and likely freezing cold

First Alert: Thursday evening forecast

First Alert: Thursday forecast

First Alert: Wednesday forecast

Roller coaster forecast includes possible severe storms, potential big freeze

First Alert: Tuesday forecast

FIRST ALERT: Cold weather heading toward the Pine Belt

Monday evening forecast

First Alert: Saturday forecast

First Alert: Friday forecast

FIRST ALERT: Hit & miss showers to continue in Pine Belt, what you need to know

Sunday forecast

First Alert: Saturday forecast

Flash floods causing problems throughout Pine Belt

First Alert: Rain to continue into Friday morning