Patrick Ellis

Patrick Ellis


Jackson, MS

Patrick, an Alabama native and a Mississippi State grad, is excited to come back to the Magnolia State to continue his career. His love for weather came from overcoming his fear of thunderstorms when he was younger.

While at Mississippi State, Patrick was an avid storm chaser include April 15th and April 27th, 2011; two prolific severe weather days in recent memory in for central Mississippi.

He started his journey as an on-air meteorologist while he was still attending state right here in Jackson, doing weekend weather at WeatherVision, while also doing weekend weather at the ABC affiliate in Greenville, MS. Since graduating from State, he's gone on to work in Greenville and Wilmington, North Carolina over the course of the past few years.

In North Carolina, he was able to hone in on different skill sets, from typical severe weather, to winter weather to tropical forecasting; having to deal with 8 systems impacting the Carolinas in the 4 years he was there.

Patrick is a firm believer in 'never stop learning'; so each day, each forecast (good or bad) is a learning opportunity to grow upon.

In his spare time, Patrick enjoys rooting on his Mississippi State Bulldogs, traveling and lounging next to any body of water, whether it be the Rez or the beach.

Recent Articles by Patrick


  ALERT DAY: freezing rain, sleet, snow to bring major disruptions across Mississippi

  First Alert Forecast: Clouds have moved in & rain chances return tonight...

  First Alert Forecast: trending cooler, breezy to ring in 2021

First Alert Forecast: Santa leaves behind North Pole nip for Christmas Day

  First Alert Forecast: colder, windier into Christmas holiday

  First Alert Forecast: More rain, storms then turning much colder!

  First Alert Forecast: Fall arrives as we approach October

  First Alert Forecast: milder in cold front’s wake this weekend; watching TD #22

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances increase, turning unsettled in days ahead

  First Alert Forecast: summery heat continues Thursday; rain chances return into week’s end

  First Alert Forecast: summery heat persists; rain chances increase this weekend

  First Alert Forecast: hot Labor Day Monday; little relief in sight

  First Alert Forecast: Scattered storms expected to wrap up the work week

  First Alert Forecast: Summer in Mississippi continues...

  First Alert Forecast: storm risk before humidity drop into early August

  First Alert Forecast: hot, steamy end to July ahead of drier start to August

  First Alert Forecast: summery downpour potential continues

  First Alert Forecast: unsettled start to new work week

First Alert Forecast: steamy summer storms

  First Alert Forecast: few storms possible Monday; turning hot late week

  First Alert Forecast: warm, quiet and dry this weekend

  ALERT DAY: TD Cristobal continues to impact central Mississippi

  First Alert Forecast: hot, sticky, pop-up storms for Memorial Day weekend

First Alert Forecast: storms exit, turning quieter

  ALERT DAY: Tornado watch in effect through 7 PM for central Mississippi

Early forecasts for 2020 hurricane season look ‘above average’

  First Alert Forecast: Summer-like warmth continues Friday, Saturday

  First Alert Forecast: warm, muggy Thursday; unsettled pattern continues

  First Alert Forecast: warm & unsettled this week