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: Thursday morning forecast

  First Alert: Mostly sunny Wednesday

  Showers, storms pass through Tuesday morning

  First Alert: Weekend forecast

  First Alert: Friday morning forecast

  First Alert: Warm and a bit muggy Thursday morning

  First Alert: Wednesday morning forecast

  First Alert: Tuesday morning forecast

  First Alert: Warm today with thunderstorms this evening

  First Alert: Friday morning forecast

  First Alert: Thursday morning forecast

  First Alert: Wednesday morning forecast

  First Alert: Tuesday morning forecast

  First Alert: Warm and cloudy weekend ahead

  First Alert: Clouds to thicken up overnight

  Warm weather to continue into evening; sunny Thursday

  First Alert: Rain should let up by Wednesday morning

  Showers, storms possible for Tuesday primary

  First Alert: Clear skies this weekend

  First Alert: Sunny Friday with great weekend ahead

  First Alert: Rain continues overnight

  First Alert: Strong storms, flooding possible Wednesday

  Showers in the forecast this week; strong storms possible Wednesday

First Alert: Severe storms, flooding possible for South Mississippi this week

  First Alert: Nice weekend ahead

  Clear and cold Thursday night, mostly sunny tomorrow

  Prepare for a cold next couple of days

  First Alert: Cloudy Tuesday morning

  First Alert: Sunny weekend ahead

  First Alert: Temperatures fall tonight, rain clears Friday