Lisa Villegas

Lisa Villegas

Chief Meteorologist

Lisa Villegas serves as Chief Meteorologist for FOX 13 News in Seattle, Washington, delivering weeknight weather forecasts Monday through Thursday at 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. and Sundays at 9, 10 and 11 p.m. She joined the news team in October 2020.

Lisa was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Meteorology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

The Emmy Award-winning meteorologist came to Seattle from KOLD in Tucson, Arizona, where she served as Chief and was voted Best Local Weatherperson in 2019 and 2020. Previously, Lisa studied and forecasted weather in Florida, Louisiana and Texas.

Lisa is an advocate for health and fitness, when not working at the FOX 13 News studio, you’ll find Lisa exploring Seattle’s hiking trails, paddle boarding with her dog Biscuit, checking out vegan restaurants, or at the gym training for fitness competitions. So if you spot her around town, please say hello.

The latest from Lisa Villegas

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Three atmospheric rivers to hit this week

Talk about a sloppy Thanksgiving. An atmospheric river is impacting us this evening as moderate-heavy rain streams in off the coast. This will cause ponding on the roadways, areas of low visibility, and impact our area rivers, streams, creeks, and low-lying areas. Give yourself some extra time if you're planning on traveling this tonight.

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Cold and dry to start ahead of the rain

Happy Sunday! It was a dry and chilly weekend, but some changes are about to take shape. The cold air isn't going anywhere though. In fact, temperatures at this hour (10:00pm) are in the mid-upper 30s. They'll continue to drop and bottom out in the lower 30s for some of us. Take that coat with you tomorrow!

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Strong winds and heavy rain through tomorrow

Happy Sunday! It's been a windy and sloppy day across the region. High wind warnings have been issued for parts of the North Sound and along the Coast. These warnings will go into effect for the North Sound tomorrow. The high winds will ramp up late tomorrow morning with sustained winds between 35-45 mph. This could be damaging because wind gusts could reach up to 65 mph for parts of the area. Widespread power outages are possible so be vigilant!

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A low pressure system increases weather threats across the region

A low-pressure system, offshore, is allowing for the wind speeds to increase this evening. A wind advisory is already in effect for the foothills until 8am tomorrow morning. Winds will especially be strong through the Cascade gaps as they continue from the East. Once the winds shift out of the South, they will weaken for this area.

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Wrapping up the "bomb cyclone"

We're almost out of the woods as we wrap up the latest “bomb cyclone.” The winds were very evident, and it knocked down trees and cut off power to thousands over the last couple of days. The wind speeds continue at this hour, but they will significantly weaken through the night. A high wind warning will be our biggest threat tonight. This warning expires at midnight, but it'll continue to be breezy at times. Luckily, we won't see damaging wind speeds with our new system that hits us tomorrow.

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Record-breaking low pressure cyclonic system

The Weather Alert Day remains in effect as high winds and seas continue to be a threat. The system is weakening as it approaches British Columbia at this hour but will continue to pack a punch. The gusty winds, widespread rain, thunderstorms, and high surf will remain in our forecast tonight.

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Fall Has Arrived

Happy Sunday! Talk about a cool and damp weekend. Highs have been below average, and it looks like this trend will continue. Fall has arrived early :)