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

  Severe storm threat and heavy rain potential tonight

Severe storm threat and heavy rain potential tonight

Stronger thunderstorms possible Sunday night

  Beautiful stretch for the middle of the week with 60s & 70s

Sun soaked 60s & 70s Tuesday and Wednesday

  Showers today with a much warmer week ahead

  Overnight rain showers but mild temps ahead

Overnight rain showers but mild temps ahead

Finally... Sunny, mild and breezy Sunday

  Another night in the 30s, but sunshine into Saturday

  Winter Storm Warning for ice, sleet and snow

Winter Storm Warning for ice, sleet and snow

  Winter Storm Watch for Monday

Winter Storm Watch with sleet, ice and snow ahead

  Warmer temps for the workweek; Rain chances ahead

Warmer temps for the workweek; Rain chances ahead

Possible rain and snow mix overnight into Sunday morning

Sunshine and the 40s for your afternoon

  Rain mixing with flurries and light snow through Monday afternoon

Rain mixing with flurries and light snow through Monday afternoon

  Gusty winds and rain showers overnight into Sunday

Gusty winds and rain showers overnight into Sunday

  Cloudy, and cold night ahead

Cloudy, and cold night ahead

  Well above normal today with sunshine, but rain and cold weather return Wednesday

Mostly cloudy with spotty rain Wednesday

  Severe storms possible Monday night across Tennessee Valley

Strong to severe storms possible this evening

  Rain and thunder expected overnight

Rain and thunder expected overnight