Nick Lilja

Nick Lilja

Chief Meteorologist

Moselle, MS

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: Clear skies, cool temperatures Wednesday night

  First Alert: Wednesday morning forecast

  FIRST ALERT: Severe weather possible, but not likely, on Monday

  Rain starts off the week, but expects to be clear until Friday

  First Alert: Weekend forecast

  First Alert: Friday forecast

  First Alert: Thursday morning forecast

Miss. Forestry Commission urges Mississippians to stop outdoor burning

  First Alert: Wednesday morning forecast

  First Alert: Weekend forecast

  First Alert: Friday morning forecast

  First Alert: Possible storms for Thursday, cooler weekend coming

  First Alert: Wednesday morning forecast

  First Alert: Tuesday morning forecast

  First Alert: Monday forecast

First Alert: Tropical Depression Nine forecast to avoid Gulf

  First Alert: Friday morning forecast

  First Alert: Thursday morning forecast

First Alert: Tropical development possible as system drifts into Gulf

  First Alert: Wednesday will be hot, humid

  First Alert: Friday morning forecast

  Dry, sunny weather continuing for the week

  First Alert: Tropical activity increasing

  First Alert: Dry and hot Wednesday in Pine Belt

  First Alert: Tuesday morning forecast

  Enjoy the nice weekend weather, but keep an eye on Dorian

First Alert: Tracking Hurricane Dorian and what it means for Pine Belt

  First Alert: Thursday morning forecast

  First Alert: Wednesday morning forecast

  First Alert: Tuesday morning forecast