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

  Afternoon Forecast; Beta brings more humidity, rain

Beta to bring more humidity & widespread rain Thursday

  Tonight’s Forecast; A cool Tuesday

Staying cool Tuesday; Tracking Beta & rain chances late in the week

More sunshine and 70s to start the week

Last Sunday of Summer looking perfect

Nice September weekend ahead!

  Cold front drops temps for Friday and the weekend

Cold front to drop temps for Friday and the weekend

  Heavy rainfall from Sally should stay east, cooler temps continue

Heaviest rainfall from Sally should stay east

Heavy rain & flooding possible with Tropical Cyclone Sally

Hit & miss rain for Sunday; Heat index near 100° again

  Weekend rain looking more likely

Perfect Labor Day Monday!

Gorgeous Labor Day weekend continues

Overnight fog & showers; Stormy Monday

More rain overnight and through the day Sunday

  Flash flooding concerns in Franklin County

Spotty showers with more 90s and humidity today

Work week begins quiet; More active late-week

Tropical Storm Laura could bring late week impacts for TN Valley

Frontal passage to bring lower humidity to start the week

More heat with increasing storm chances for the week ahead

More heat and humidity for Sunday

Comfortable 80s with isolated showers & storms Monday

  Rain, storms possible throughout workweek

Cooler week ahead but very wet with daily rain and storm chances

90s Monday with an unsettled, wet weather pattern next week

Hot week ahead with 90s and storm chances