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
  • Classic Louisiana…from Summer to Winter! Patchy frost tonight. Gorgeous weather weekend!

    Another winter-like night on the way across Louisiana! Low temperatures running 10-20 degrees BELOW average for this time of year. Many spots on north of the Lake will see patchy frost overnight, with low temperatures 32-35. Protect sensitive plants & provide a warm place for the pets! South of the Lake, many spots in the upper 30s-lower 40s. Dress warm for any overnight or early Saturday morning plans! The weekend is looking GORGEOUS! A mix of high level clouds & […]

  • Light freeze potential Saturday morning. A+ Weather Weekend!

    Heads up! Rain chances ending after Midnight tonight, and a re-enforcing shot of BELOW average temperatures moving in! Another frost and light freeze potential by Saturday morning across the Northshore, Acadiana, and away from Lake Pontchartrain. Cover up the sensitive plants and provide a warm place for the pets! For Metro New Orleans, upper 30s to lower 40s on Friday night into Saturday morning…so no precautions necessary! The weekend is looking B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! Ample sunshine, low humidity, light northerly breeze, and […]

  • Freeze Warnings in effect overnight as near record cold moves in!

    Remember the glory day yesterday when New Orleans reached a high temperature of 82 degrees?! Yep, those mild temperatures are GONE! A huge winter wake-up call arrived overnight bringing near record bitterly cold temperatures across Louisiana. Here’s what you can expect tonight: FREEZE WARNING — Expanded to include areas along & south of I-10 from 8PM tonight until 8AM Wednesday morning. This warning now includes Metro New Orleans. Low temps 30-36. Bring pets inside or provide a warm place for […]

  • Weather Whiplash! Freeze Warnings Issued ahead of Arctic cold front!

    Heads Up! Arctic cold front arrives overnight tonight, bringing bitter cold conditions by tomorrow morning! Get ready to put a double dash of Tabasco in your gumbo and break out the heavy winter coats for the coldest temperatures so far this fall! Many spots will struggle to climb above 45 degrees tomorrow afternoon with wind chills in the lower 30s. FREEZE WARNING — Issued from 8PM Tuesday evening until 8AM Wednesday morning or the Northshore & surrounding areas away from […]

  • WINTER has arrived! Rain moving out!

    Brrrr! Hats, scarves, boots, gloves! Don’t get caught without you jacket today, as a powerful COLD front slices through Louisiana and Mississippi bringing the coldest temperatures of the fall season so far. Frost potential on the Northshore & away from Lake Pontchartrain by Friday morning. Freeze Warnings issued in northern Louisiana. When you factor in the wind, many spots will feel 30-40 degrees COLDER today compared to yesterday. Wind Advisory in effect until 6PM south of Lake Pontchartrain for 15-35mph […]

  • Trick-Or-FREEZE! Well, not quite freezing…but COLD!

    Brrrr! Hats, scarves, boots, gloves! Don’t get caught without you jacket today, as a powerful COLD front slices through Louisiana and Mississippi bringing the coldest temperatures of the fall season so far. Frost potential on the Northshore & away from Lake Pontchartrain by Friday morning. Freeze Warnings issued in northern Louisiana. When you factor in the wind, many spots will feel 30-40 degrees COLDER today compared to yesterday. Wind Advisory in effect until 6PM south of Lake Pontchartrain for 15-35mph […]

  • Hats, Scarves, Boots, Gloves! Coldest Halloween in years on the way.

    Hats, scarves, boots, gloves! Get them out of the closet! You’ll need them by tomorrow morning as a powerful COLD front slices through Louisiana and Mississippi bringing the coldest temperatures of the fall season so far. Frost potential by Friday morning in interior locations. When you factor in the wind, many spots will feel 30-40 degrees COLDER from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning! Get ready to bundle up! Thursday will start with scattered showers, windy conditions, and sharply dropping temperatures. […]

  • Heavy Rainfall & Flash Flood Risk Tonight-Tomorrow

    Heads up! Localized flash flooding potential through the overnight into tomorrow across Southeast Louisiana into South Mississippi. Latest forecast model guidance indicated 1-2 inches of rainfall likely, with localized higher amounts possible. Several high-resolution forecast models indicating hot spots of 3-5 inches possible. With soils still saturated from Tropical Storm Olga, localized flash flooding will be a concern. Tomorrow should NOT be a complete washout, but expect to dodge hit/miss localized heavy downpours throughout the day. In addition, one or […]

  • COLD Halloween on the way! First frost possible by Friday morning.

    Heads up! Warm & humid Wednesday on the way. Expect to dodge scattered hit/miss showers & thunderstorms. We will climb near 80 degrees on Wednesday…but the warmth will be short lived. WINTER-like cold front will arrive early Thursday morning! Overcast skies & scattered showers expected on Halloween morning with temperatures dropping quickly behind the front arriving between 5AM-8AM. Behind the cold front, many spots will see a temperature drop of 25 to 30 degrees within the span of just a […]

  • GUMBO WARNING Issued! Winter-Like Cold Front Arrives Thursday!

    GUMBO WARNING — Issued by Meteorologist Scot Pilié for ALL of Louisiana Thursday-Monday! Get ya roux extra dark, an extra few links of sausage, and a big pot ready! The coldest temperatures of fall so far are on the way! A strong cold front will arrive Thursday morning…dropping temperatures from near 70 on Thursday morning to the upper 30s to the lower 40s by Friday morning! Wind chills will be near freezing on Friday morning. High temperatures on Friday will […]

  • Post-Tropical Cyclone Olga approaching landfall. Heavy rain & gusty winds expected tonight.

    Olga is now a Post-Tropical Cyclone, meaning that is has merged with an cold front and is no longer purely tropical. Max winds have increased to 50mph, gusting up to 65mph. Regardless of classification, the expected impacts remain the same. The system will make landfall in south Louisiana overnight bringing heavy rainfall and windy conditions to southeast Louisiana. Greatest impacts will be felt along and east of where the center comes onshore. Here’s the latest track: Flash Flood Watch remains […]

  • Tropical Storm Olga drenching Louisiana, will make landfall tonight. Video Update:

    Tropical Storm Olga has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Max winds of 40mph. Racing quickly north-northeast at 19mph. The system will make landfall in south Louisiana overnight as it merges with an approaching cold front bringing heavy rainfall and windy conditions to southeast Louisiana. Greatest impacts will be felt along and east of where the center comes onshore. Here’s the latest track: Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 1PM Saturday afternoon; however, most of the rain looks to […]

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