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

Heavy rain and even small hail possible with tonight’s storms

Cool 40s tonight; More scattered rain Sunday

  Unseasonably warm temperatures this week

Mostly cloudy and warm 60s the rest of the afternoon

  Cloudy skies on Monday afternoon

Unsettled pattern brings daily rain & storm chances

Heavy rain moving in overnight

Unsettled weather continues into the upcoming week

Not as cold tonight; Daily chances for rain & thunderstorms

Not as cold tonight with a beautiful Sunday afternoon

Clear & cold tonight; beautiful weekend ahead

More rain today with strong storms possible overnight

Showers move in overnight; Wet start to the week

Gorgeous weekend followed by heavy rain to start the week

Widespread rain showers for Monday

Cold tonight with late rain showers Sunday

More rain showers overnight into Thursday

Isolated rain showers and 40s overnight

Mostly cloudy & isolated showers Sunday

Cold Saturday morning with sunny skies this afternoon

First Alert for flooding over the next few days

Rain moves in tonight; First Alert Wednesday

Clear & mild tonight; First Alert Wednesday

  Sunshine today, then unsettled weather during the workweek

  Rain chances returning Friday

Rain chances returning Friday

  Light rain chances overnight

Light rain chances overnight

  Frost, fog possible overnight

Frost, fog possible overnight