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

  Storms in the forecast for Friday and Saturday

  First Alert: Thursday morning forecast

  First Alert: Tuesday morning forecast

  First Alert: Weekend forecast

  Heat and sunshine in the forecast for Friday, Saturday

  First Alert: Thursday morning forecast

First Alert Weather Day: Excessive heat likely Tuesday for parts of the Pine Belt

  First Alert: Wednesday morning forecast

  First Alert: Weekend forecast

  First Alert: Friday morning forecast

  First Alert: Thursday morning forecast

  First Alert: Tuesday evening forecast

  First Alert: Tuesday morning forecast

  Scattered afternoon storms expected through rest of week

  First Alert: Thursday forecast

  First Alert: Wednesday forecast

  First Alert: Tuesday morning forecast

  Full summer heat returns this weekend

  First Alert: Thursday evening forecast

  First Alert: Wednesday morning forecast

  First Alert: Tuesday evening forecast

  First Alert: Tuesday forecast

  First Alert: Monday forecast

  First Alert: TS Barry brings heavy rain to the Pine Belt

  First Alert: Flash flooding likely as Barry inundates Pine Belt

  First Alert: Barry weakens, Pine Belt flooding looking less likely

  First Alert: Hurricane Barry will bring heavy rain over the weekend

  Tropical Storm Barry continues to strengthen, takes aim on Gulf Coast

  Storms and showers to pass through Friday, keep eye on Gulf

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, headed toward Louisiana, Mississippi