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

Rain mixing in with snow flurries Monday

Rain mixing in with snow flurries Monday

Heavy rainfall moves in for Sunday afternoon

Light showers this evening

Cool 40s tonight with more fog; Pleasant day with isolated rain Friday

Showers ending late tonight with a chilly Monday morning

Showers ending late tonight with a chilly Monday morning

Cold front to bring scattered rain showers Sunday afternoon

Cooler but pleasant Fall workweek ahead

Cold front to bring light rain and breezy winds Sunday

Warm and breezy Monday; Rain is coming Tuesday into Wednesday

Light drizzle overnight with a warm Sunday

Freeze Warning tonight for low temperatures 28° to 32°

Excellent Trick or Treating weather tonight

Overcast but dry today; Tracking Zeta rain and wind for mid-week

  Cloudy today, tracking rain and storms for midweek

Cloudy, foggy and some drizzle to start the day

Rain showers to start the day Saturday

Pleasant and warmer week ahead

Clear and cool tonight; October perfection Sunday!

  More sun & 80s before a late week cold front

More sun & 80s before a late week cold front

  Some light rain possible tonight with pleasant weather ahead

Some light rain possible tonight with pleasant weather ahead

  Dense fog overnight with a pleasant week ahead

Delta severe threat over; Scattered rainfall Sunday

Delta to bring rain, wind and storms for the weekend

Cooler tonight behind the front; Pleasant Fall week ahead

Cool tonight with another pleasant day Sunday

Cold front to bring rain & storms Monday