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

Mainly dry but a very hot and humid week ahead

Morning and afternoon storms expected Sunday

  Daily rain and storm chances for week ahead

Daily rain and storm chances for week ahead

More heat and thunderstorms Sunday

Fourth of July mainly dry but HOT!

Unsettled weather pattern for the week ahead

Some sunshine with spotty storms Sunday

Daily chances for rain showers and thunderstorms this week

Warmer 80s Friday with Isolated Afternoon Thunderstorms

  Clear and cool tonight with spotty storms Tuesday

Clear and cool tonight with spotty storms Tuesday

Foggy tonight with more humidity for the week ahead

  Perfect weekend ahead with sunshine and mid-80s

Hot again Sunday with stray thunderstorms

Perfect weekend ahead with sunshine and mid-80s

  Clear, comfortable night with a great Friday ahead

Clear, comfortable night with a great Friday ahead

  Cold front bringing a needed break from the humidity

Cold front bringing a needed break from the humidity

  Hot, humid Wednesday ahead

Hot, humid Wednesday ahead

Warm & muggy tonight; Storm chances early in the week

Hot & humid 90s this weekend

  Getting hotter, more humid this week

Getting hotter, more humid this week

Another clear & comfortable night in the 50s; Dry start to the week

Clear and cool tonight; Another beautiful day Sunday

  Summer-like heat with daily storm chances

Summer-like heat with daily storm chances