Patrick Ellis

Patrick Ellis

Meteorologist

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

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances continue Friday, into holiday weekend

  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

DRAMATIC SKIES: a look into Tuesday’s cloud formation

  First Alert Forecast: chilled sunshine Friday; quiet weekend ahead

  First Alert Forecast: cold rain Thursday, chilled sunshine Friday

  First Alert Forecast: rainy spells continue Wednesday, Thursday

  Why does the Pearl River flood if we have a reservoir that’s supposed to hold water?

  ALERT DAY: Storm threat continues into this evening; cooler Thursday

  First Alert Forecast: Rain chances increasing into Wednesday

  First Alert Forecast: clouds thicken Wednesday, rainy periods Thursday

First Alert Forecast: storms exit; quieter Sunday

  First Alert Forecast: quiet end to 2019; rain returns late week

  First Alert Forecast: warm, cloudy Thursday

  First Alert Forecast: warm, quiet Christmas Day

First Alert Forecast: quiet and bright Thursday; rain returns by weekend

  First Alert Forecast: deceptively sunny Wednesday

  First Alert Forecast: seasonably cool Tuesday

  First Alert Forecast: deceptive sunshine Monday

  First Alert Forecast: clearing Wednesday; quiet Thanksgiving

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable Monday; unsettled much of Thanksgiving week

  First Alert Forecast: rain, storms Friday, cooler weekend ahead