Eric Burke

Eric Burke


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

Scattered rain & thunderstorms this afternoon

Scattered thunderstorms linger this evening

  First Alert Weather Investigation: Terrain and tornadoes studying Sand Mountain

Pockets of heavy rain linger this evening

More scattered downpours and thunder Sunday

Scattered rain and storms continue tonight

90s today with heavy rain by week’s end

Less humidity Monday; Unsettled weather ahead

Quiet evening with slight rain chances Sunday

June starting off with warm weekend

  Hot and humid now; slight pattern change ahead

Hot and humid now; slight pattern change ahead

  Heat index around 100 for Memorial Day

Heat index around 100 for Memorial Day

Hot, humid Memorial Day weekend

Sunny & heating up into the low 90s

  Near record-breaking heat this week

Near record-breaking heat this week

A few showers to move through tonight

Mild & muggy night; scattered storms Sunday

Cool overnight with scattered rain Wednesday

May perfection this afternoon

Pleasant start to the week with sun & low 70s

  Temperatures in the 70s with sunny skies

Patchy drizzle and fog overnight

Rain chances through Mother’s Day

Warm 80s today with another mild & clear evening ahead

A pleasant and sunny Monday afternoon

  Fog in the morning, rain returns Wednesday evening

Widespread, dense fog developing overnight