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.
Heavier and more widespread rain will move in late tonight with isolated thunderstorms developing after midnight, a few storms could produce some small hail through early Monday morning with lows falling into the lower 50s.
Skies will remain mostly cloudy this evening and overnight with cool low temperatures in the low to middle 40s, fog should not be an issue overnight. Sunday will start off cloudy but dry with temperatures making it into the low to middle 60s.
Morning fog has mixed out for the most part but low cloud ceilings will stay with us for the rest of the afternoon, highs will be just shy of 70 degrees with a few stray showers. Areas of fog will be likely again overnight with partly cloudy skies and low temperatures in the middle 50s.
The pattern for the workweek will remain unsettled with daily chance for rain showers and thunderstorms. Scattered rain and storms will start off the week on Monday with highs again in the middle 60s, rain chances will be better in the evening.
Cloudy skies remain in place this evening with heavier rain showers becoming more widespread overnight, periods of heavy rainfall will be possible through Sunday morning with overnight low temperatures staying mild in the middle 50s.
A few more high clouds will move in this evening and this will keep temperatures from falling too much, expect a more comfortable start to Monday morning with lows will be in the low to mid 40s. The work week will start off dry with increasing clouds and temps in the middle 60s.
A few more high clouds will move in this evening and this will keep temperatures from bottoming out, lows will be in the low to mid 30s Sunday morning. Even with a few more clouds, Sunday looks very pleasant with high temps in the upper 60s to lower 70s with a southerly breeze!
It looks like we will get a brief break from the heavier rain showers this afternoon and evening with skies staying cloudy and temperatures reaching the low 60s. Isolated rain showers will linger through the rest of the evening before we will have some potentially strong storms developing.
Following an absolutely beautiful weekend we will be tracking some wet weather over the next couple of days. Rain showers will become more scattered overnight into the morning commute on Monday, lows will be near 50 degrees. Plan on rain showers being widespread throughout the day on Monday.
Good Saturday morning! Temperatures will start off on a cooler note today in the 30s with very isolated showers. Any rain/snow showers will come to an abrupt end by mid-morning with clearing skies and temperatures topping out in the low to mid-50s under sunny skies.
Light rain will continue overnight into early Monday morning, low temperatures will fall into the middle 40s. Rain showers will likely become more widespread by Monday morning with some isolated thunderstorms, highs will be in the lower 60s. Showers will end by early Tuesday morning.
Skies will start off mostly clear this evening with another cold night ahead, lows will be in the low to middle 50s by daybreak with increasing clouds overnight. Cloudy skies are in the forecast for Sunday with temperatures slightly below average in the low to middle 50s.
Cloudy skies will remain in place for the rest of your Wednesday with cool temperatures in the low 50s, winds will stay breezy with occasional wind gusts over 20 mph. Low temperatures will be chilly in the mid to upper 30s with rain showers increasing in coverage after midnight through the morning.
A few isolated rain showers will stick around this evening with mostly cloudy skies and low temperatures falling into the low to middle 40s. President’s Day Monday looks to be mainly dry with warm highs in the low to middle 60s, expect a breezy wind out of the southeast.
Mostly cloudy skies will keep temperatures from falling too much overnight with lows in the mid to upper 30s. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with highs again in the middle 50s, a few isolated rain showers may be possible.
Off to a chilly and frosty start on this Saturday morning with temperatures in the 20s. Early sunshine will be enough to boost our temperatures into the m idle 50s this afternoon with increasing cloud cover later in the day.
Cloud cover will begin to increase this evening with rain showers moving in after midnight into Monday morning, low temperatures will be near 50 degrees. An active pattern lies ahead for this week so be sure to stay weather aware and up to date with the latest forecast.
The work week will start off warm with high temperatures in the upper-60s with increasing cloud cover, rain showers will move in late this evening. The pattern will become more unsettled by Tuesday and Wednesday with the threat of locally heavy rainfall and strong to severe thunderstorms.
Skies remain mostly clear this evening with lows falling into the lower 40s. The work week will start off warm with highs in the mid-60s under mostly cloudy skies, rain showers will move in late Monday evening. The pattern will become more unsettled by Tuesday and Wednesday.
Cloud cover will gradually move out this evening leaving us with a chilly Sunday morning with temps in the middle 30s. Groundhog Day on Sunday will be unseasonably warm with high temperatures nearly 15 degrees above average with highs in the mid to upper 60s.