Meteorologist Scot Pilie’ joined the WGNO Weather & News With
A Twist Team in May of 2019, and he is ecstatic to be back in his hometown of New Orleans! Scot is an alum of Jesuit High School New Orleans, and he received his Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University in Professional Broadcast Meteorology. Scot
is also AMS Seal Certified in Meteorology and weather forecasting.

Scot knew he wanted to become an on-air meteorologist from a very
early age, as he distinctively remembers spending numerous childhood days on the New Orleans Lakefront holding a hand-held wind gauge during thunderstorms, tropical storms, and hurricanes.

When Scot isn’t forecasting the weather, you can often find him
enjoying local festivals, running outdoors, and playing on the tennis court! Scot is also a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and the LSU Tigers.


Recent Articles
  • Who’s making soup? Freeze Warnings Issued! Wind chills in the 20s overnight!

    Brrrr! Winter is back across Louisiana! Freeze Warnings issued north and west of Lake Pontchartrain overnight. A Freeze Warning issued from 9PM Monday evening until 9AM Tuesday morning for a large section of southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi. This is considered a light-moderate freeze by Meteorologist Scot Pilié. Within the freeze warning, it is advised to protect Pets, Plants, and People! No need to worry about letting the faucet drip overnight. Low temps expected within the 26-32 degree range north […]

  • Big temperature change on the way! Freezing temperatures possible early next week.

    Tired of the spring-like warmth and humidity? You’re in luck! Winter will finally make another appearance across Louisiana by Sunday! Freezing temperatures will be possible north and west of Lake Pontchartrain by Monday-Wednesday morning. Tonight, expect patchy dense fog and a few spotty showers. Warm with low temps in the upper 50s-lower 60s. On Saturday, scattered showers & a few thunderstorms possible. I’ve kept rain chances at 40% for intermittent spotty showers, and it will be warm! High temperatures on […]

  • Get the gumbo pots ready! Winter roars back Sunday-Wednesday!

    Tired of the spring-like heat and humidity? You’re in luck! Big changes on the way for the second half of the weekend into next week. Prepare the roux & get the gumbo pots ready to roll! Saturday, we will again be warm and muggy. Dense fog likely in the morning. A few spotty showers & stray thunderstorm Saturday, before drier and cooler weather spills into the area Sunday. The coldest night will be Monday night into Tuesday morning. Low temps […]

  • Meteorologist Scot Pilié heads to Felix’s Oyster Bar in the French Quarter

  • Video Forecast — Dense fog again tonight. Ole man winter returns by Sunday into Monday!

    Tired of the foggy, warm, & humid pattern we’ve been stuck in? You’re in luck! Big pattern change arrives by late Saturday into Sunday across Louisiana, bringing the winter-chill back to the state. Next week is looking COLD compared to this week, but not frigid just yet… Here’s what to expect: A Dense Fog Advisory in effect for all of south Louisiana again tonight until 10AM tomorrow morning, which could get extended into Thursday mid day. A weak cold front […]

  • From Flip Flops to Gumbo! Winter roars back by Saturday night!

    Tired of the foggy, warm, & humid pattern we’ve been stuck in? You’re in luck! Big pattern change arrives by late Saturday into Sunday across Louisiana, bringing the winter-chill back to the state. Next week is looking COLD compared to this week, but not frigid just yet… Here’s what to expect: A Dense Fog Advisory in effect for all of south Louisiana again tonight until 10AM tomorrow morning, which could get extended into Thursday mid day. A weak cold front […]

  • Tired of the fog yet? Dense Fog Advisory issued again overnight.

    Heads up! Treacherous travel conditions likely again overnight across south Louisiana, as dense fog development appears likely once again. Dense Fog Advisory issued for all of South Louisiana from 9PM Wednesday evening until 10AM on Wednesday morning. Expect delays at the airport due to low visibility in the morning. Give yourself extra time for your morning commute. Visibility will drop below 1 mile in many spots overnight, so make sure you’re using extreme caution while driving. Especially over nearby bodies […]

  • Dangerous travel conditions again tonight with dense fog likely

    Heads up! Treacherous travel conditions likely again overnight across south Louisiana, as dense fog development appears likely once again. Dense Fog Advisory issued for all of South Louisiana from 9PM Tuesday evening until 9AM on Wednesday morning. Expect delays at the airport due to low visibility in the morning. Visibility will drop below 1 mile in many spots overnight, so make sure you’re using extreme caution while driving. Especially over nearby bodies of water, where fog development will be exceptionally […]

  • Video Forecast — Dense fog likely to cause treacherous travel tonight

    Dense Fog Advisory issued for all of South Louisiana until 9AM on Tuesday morning. This advisory may get extended into mid day Tuesday. Expect delays at the airport due to low visibility. Visibility will drop below 1 mile in many spots overnight, so make sure you’re using extreme caution while driving. Especially over nearby bodies of water, where fog development will be exceptionally dense. Use your low beams and not your bright lights.

  • Dangerous travel conditions tonight with dense fog expected

    Heads up! Treacherous travel conditions likely overnight across south Louisiana, as dense fog development appears likely. Dense Fog Advisory issued for all of South Louisiana from 6PM Monday evening until 9AM on Tuesday morning. This advisory may get extended into mid day Tuesday. Expect delays at the airport due to low visibility. Visibility will drop below 1 mile in many spots overnight, so make sure you’re using extreme caution while driving. Especially over nearby bodies of water, where fog development […]

  • Video Forecast — Winds picking up! Severe threat tomorrow morning.

    Heads up! Strong to severe line of thunderstorms expected to trek across Louisiana overnight tonight into Saturday mid day. Pick up loose items around the yard, charge your cell phones, and review your severe weather safety plan this evening just in case. Here’s the latest update from Meteorologist Scot Pilié on the expected timing & potential threats. Tornado Watches have been issued across Eastern Texas, Northwest Louisiana, & Arkansas this evening. Expect additional watches to be issued for Louisiana & […]

  • Power outages possible with severe weather threat Friday night-Saturday mid day

    Heads up! Strong to severe line of thunderstorms expected to trek across Louisiana overnight tonight into Saturday mid day. Pick up loose items around the yard, charge your cell phones, and review your severe weather safety plan this evening just in case. Here’s the latest update from Meteorologist Scot Pilié on the expected timing & potential threats. Tornado Watches have been issued across Eastern Texas & Oklahoma this afternoon. Expect additional watches to be issued for Louisiana & Mississippi overnight […]

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