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

  Wednesday will be warm with chance of showers

  First Alert: Hot weekend ahead

  First Alert: Chance for showers, storms Thursday

  Wednesday forecast: Hot with chance of showers

  First Alert: Tuesday forecast

  More humidity and pattern of summer storms on the horizon

  First Alert: Thursday forecast

  First Alert: Wednesday forecast

  First Alert: Tuesday forecast

First Alert: Heavy rain, possible flooding, for Pine Belt

  Rain continues into Thursday

  Mostly cloudy Wednesday with chance for rain

  Tuesday hot with chance for rain later in week

  First Alert: Friday forecast

South Mississippi Summer Seasonal Outlook

  First Alert: Wednesday forefast

  Hot Memorial Day Weekend Ahead

  First Alert: Friday, Memorial Day weekend forecast

  Hot and sunny today with a hotter Memorial Day ahead

  Wednesday forecast: Hot with stray showers possible

  First Alert: Saturday forecast

First Alert: Friday forecast

  Sunny and Hot with a few storms on Sunday

  First Alert: Thursday forecast

Temperatures rising as summer approaches

Sunny and dry week ahead

FIRST ALERT: Significant flooding possible Saturday for the Pine Belt

NWS: Pine Belt facing ‘significant threat’ for flooding Saturday

First Alert: Friday forecast

  First Alert: Hurricane preparedness tips before Hurricane Season