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

  Severe storms possible overnight

  Storms to pass through Friday night, Saturday morning

  Chilly overnight, chance for storms Friday and Saturday

  Friday starts dry before evening showers, storms

  Rain expected overnight and into Thursday

  Storms expected to pass through Wednesday

  Chance for rain Tuesday

  Heavy rain continues Saturday morning, clears out by afternoon

  Chance for severe storms Friday night, Saturday morning

  Chilly overnight followed by nice Easter weekend

  Cold overnight, chilly Friday

  Temperatures drop overnight ahead of chilly Wednesday

  Chance for storms Wednesday

  Chance for isolated showers Tuesday

  Chance for more rain this weekend

  Drier Friday with another chance for rain this weekend

  Rain continues overnight; severe storms possible Thursday

First Alert: Severe weather possible, another chance for tornados Thursday

  Storms continue through midweek with a possibility for severe weather Thursday

  Clouds increase overnight as rain moves in Tuesday

  Nice weekend in store for Pine Belt

  Nice weather Friday and into weekend

  Chance for severe storms on Wednesday

  First Alert: SPC increases Pine Belt severe weather potential for Wednesday

  Nice weather Saturday, but chance for rain Sunday

  First Alert: Storms possible, some severe, next week

  Temperatures climb Thursday, extra cloud clover

  Warm Wednesday with extra clouds

  Clear skies overnight, sunny Tuesday

  Chance for light rain Friday afternoon