Eric Burke joined the WAFF 48 First Alert weather team as the weekend meteorologist in September 2017. Eric comes to Huntsville from WTVQ in Lexington, Kentucky and is excited to call the Rocket City home.
Prior to working in Lexington, Eric was the weekday morning meteorologist at KNBN in Rapid City, South Dakota. Growing up, he always had a fascination with severe weather and winter storms. That weather passion led Eric to attend Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. He earned his B.S. in meteorology and obtained a minor in broadcast journalism. While at NIU, Eric worked as a meteorologist and reporter for the student run TV station, NTC News Tonight. He also was an intern at WREX in Rockford, IL and at WFLD Fox Chicago before moving to the Black Hills of South Dakota.
In his spare time Eric can be found ripping divots on the golf course, riding his Harley Davidson, attempting to cook in the kitchen or playing goalie in a recreational ice hockey league. Eric grew up in Homer Glen, Illinois and is a passionate Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs fan.
Eric is a member of the American Meteorological Society and earned the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal of approval.
Cloud cover will continue to increase through your Monday afternoon with highs in the middle 80s and high humidity. Expect scattered thunderstorms to develop into the afternoon and early evening. The timing of these storms on Monday and for the rest of the week will be the biggest challenge.
Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will continue for the evening hours and should start to subside by midnight, lows will be warm and muggy in the lower 70s. Monday morning will start off dry but cloud cover will continue to increase and scattered thunderstorms will develop into the afternoon
Scattered pockets of heavy rainfall will linger this Sunday evening with some lightning possible, this activity should start to diminish by late evening with overnight lows falling into the upper 60s. The work week will start off mostly cloudy and breezy, winds will occasionally gust over 20 mph.
Another fairly wet day is in store for Sunday with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the low to middle 80s, more scattered rain and storms will develop by late morning and will stick around through the late evening. More showers and thunderstorms will start off the week on Monday.
Scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue for the rest of your Saturday evening and overnight hours, lows will stay warm in the upper 60s. Another fairly wet day is in store for Sunday with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the low to middle 80s.
Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies remain in place for the rest of your afternoon with highs in the lower 90s, a few isolated rain showers will be possible west of I-65. Clouds will linger overnight and temps will stay warm in the mid to upper 60s.
More clouds will gradually develop this afternoon with a weak cold front bringing scattered chances for rain and isolated thunderstorms, the air will be relatively dry so coverage will not be widespread. Partly cloudy skies linger tonight with lows in the lower 60s by daybreak on Monday.
After a gorgeous June afternoon we will remain clear and comfortable tonight, lows will fall into the low to mid 60s but won’t be too muggy. Sunday will be a hotter afternoon with highs in the lower 90s and breezy northwest winds.
Another mostly sunny and hot afternoon with highs reaching the lower 90s, a few very isolated rain showers can pop up in the afternoon hours. As a broad ridge of high pressure settles in over the southeast, our temperatures will continue to ride and the humidity will really start to ramp up.
A line of spotty rain showers and storms will come to an end before midnight, overnight lows will be mild in the mid to upper 60s. Isolated to scattered rain showers will be possible for the morning commute on Monday followed by rapidly clearing skies and sunshine.
Skies will remain mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday evening with muggy temperatures in the middle 60s by daybreak Sunday. Sunday will start off with sunshine and breezy southwest winds, this will boost temperatures into the upper 80s before more clouds move in from the west.
Despite the cool start, mostly sunny skies will prevail for the rest of your Tuesday with temps in the low to middle 70s. Wednesday has our best chance of seeing any scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening, highs will be near 80 degrees.
A very pleasant start to the week this Monday afternoon with highs below average in the low 70s, low humidity and mostly sunny skies. Skies will stay clear overnight allowing temperatures to fall into the middle 40s by daybreak Tuesday, some patchy fog will be possible.
Some pockets of light drizzle will linger this evening as the cold front exits to the east, skies will clear overnight and lows will fall into the low 50s. Areas of patchy but dense fog will likely develop overnight through the morning commute.
Mostly sunny skies will remain in place for the rest of your Tuesday afternoon with highs reaching the mid to upper 80s. Another mostly clear and mild night is ahead with overnight lows falling into the low to mid 60s. Wednesday will be a touch hotter with a bit more humidity.
Skies will continue to clear this afternoon leaving us mostly sunny and warm with highs in the low 80s. We will stay mostly clear tonight with lows falling into the upper 50s, more patchy fog will develop overnight especially near bodies of water and in the sheltered valleys.
Skies will continue to clear out this evening with widespread, dense fog possibly being an issue for the Monday morning commute. The week will start off dry but hot with highs in the mid to upper 80s on Monday and Tuesday. Rain showers and storms will return by Wednesday evening.