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.
Another mostly sunny and hot afternoon with highs reaching the lower 90s, a few very isolated rain showers can pop up in the afternoon hours. As a broad ridge of high pressure settles in over the southeast, our temperatures will continue to ride and the humidity will really start to ramp up.
A line of spotty rain showers and storms will come to an end before midnight, overnight lows will be mild in the mid to upper 60s. Isolated to scattered rain showers will be possible for the morning commute on Monday followed by rapidly clearing skies and sunshine.
Skies will remain mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday evening with muggy temperatures in the middle 60s by daybreak Sunday. Sunday will start off with sunshine and breezy southwest winds, this will boost temperatures into the upper 80s before more clouds move in from the west.