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.
The humidity continues to ramp up this afternoon with a HEAT ADVISORY for most of the Tennessee Valley through 9:00 PM CDT, the heat index can reach as high as 107° at times this afternoon. Skies will stay mostly sunny with a very light breeze.
Fair skies remain in place overnight with abnormally dry conditions for mid-August, lows will be warm in the low 70s. The work week will start off more humid with highs staying in the middle 90s, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be possible in the afternoon.
Fair skies remain in place overnight with abnormally dry conditions for mid-August, lows will be warm in the low 70s. Sunday will be another sunny day with highs temps in the mid to upper 90s, the heat index will top out around 102ۢ° in the afternoon.
This afternoon will be mostly sunny and hot with highs in the lower 90s, stray showers will be possible in the afternoon but nearly everyone should stay dry. Partly cloudy skies overnight will keep low temps warm in the lower 70s, some isolated thunder is possible into daybreak Wednesday.
Early morning fog has dissipated and low clouds will start to mix out over the next few hours leaving us partly cloudy, highs today will be in the upper 80s and isolated showers are possible east of I-65. Mostly clear skies are expected tonight with more patchy fog by daybreak Tuesday.
Several rounds of slow-moving thunderstorms have moved across the Tennessee Valley this afternoon producing locally heavy rainfall in spots. Showers and storms will gradually die down later this evening with some lingering showers overnight, lows will be in the lower 70s with areas of fog.
Any lingering rain showers should start to diminish after sunset tonight leaving us calm with lows in the upper 60s by daybreak on Monday. The work week will start off mostly dry with highs near 90 degrees and isolated rain showers, skies will be mostly sunny.
Another quiet July evening is in store for your Saturday with overnight lows falling into the mid to upper 60s. Sunday will be a bit more humid with highs in the lower 70s, skies will be partly cloudy with very isolated rain showers possible in the late afternoon.
Heavy rain showers and embedded thunderstorms will develop later this evening as a cold front moves in from the north. Isolated heavy rainfall could lead to some localized flooding and occasional strong wind gusts will be possible.