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

Nice Thanksgiving with chance for rain early in day

  Chance for severe storms Wednesday

  Expect sunny skies Tuesday, chance for rain Wednesday

  Sunny skies Saturday and Sunday

  Chilly overnight followed by beautiful Wednesday

  Chilly overnight will give way to beautiful Tuesday

  Nice Saturday followed by few showers on Sunday

  Mild, dry on Friday and Saturday

  Mostly dry Thursday with highs around 75

  Warm week continues as we watch Eta in the Gulf

  Warm week ahead

  Mostly cloudy Saturday with small chance of rain

  Pleasant weather conditions Friday

  More clouds Thursday, but little chance of rain

  Nice weather for election night

  Election Day to begin chilly

  Plenty of sunshine this weekend

  Mostly sunny Friday with great weather this weekend

  WATCH: 10 p.m. update on Hurricane Zeta

  Zeta to move through Pine Belt Wednesday night

FIRST ALERT: Zeta landfall later today, rain, wind, tornadoes possible for South MS

  Zeta will impact Pine Belt Wednesday evening through Thursday morning

  First Alert: Zeta arrives Wednesday night with heavy rain, damaging wind

  Zeta expected to impact Pine Belt this week

  First Alert: Zeta strengthens to hurricane, eyes northern Gulf Coast

  Passing showers, thunderstorms Friday

  Warm again Thursday with increasing clouds

  Warm trend continues through the week

  Warm week ahead with rain chances Thursday and Friday

  Plenty of sunshine this weekend