Eric Burke

Eric Burke

Meteorologist

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.


Recent Articles by Eric

Heat Advisory today with isolated thunderstorms

More humidity and storm chances for the week ahead

Warm & clear evening with a sunny and hot Sunday

Heating up this weekend

  Drier air continues to move in

Drier air continues to move in

  Dangerous heat potential ahead; heat advisory Monday

Dangerous heat potential ahead; heat advisory Monday

  Potentially dangerous heat ahead

Potentially dangerous heat ahead

Mostly sunny & hot with isolated showers

Partly cloudy with isolated rain this afternoon

Fog likely overnight; more storm chances Monday

  Fog likely overnight; more storm chances Monday

More storms could lead to flooding Sunday

  Hot end to the week

Hot end to the week

  Highs around 90 for rest of the week

Highs around 90 for rest of the week

  Cold front bringing higher rain chances Tuesday

Cold front bringing higher rain chances Tuesday

Mild tonight with a seasonably hot week ahead

More humid Sunday with isolated rain showers

  Mostly sunny skies this weekend

Mostly sunny skies this weekend

  Pleasant weather persists

Pleasant weather persists

  Lower humidity continues this week

Lower humidity continues this week

Heavy rain and storms expected this evening