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.
After a morning round of widespread heavy rainfall and isolated severe thunderstorms, things will be relatively quiet for the rest of your Sunday afternoon. A few isolated showers and storms will be possible through sunset tonight, but the overall threat for severe storms is very low.
It was a much needed break from the high humidity this afternoon with plenty of sunshine and high temperatures reaching the lower 90s. Mostly clear to partly cloudy skies will linger overnight with low temperatures falling into the low 70s.
A few lingering rain showers will stick around overnight with partly cloudy skies and lows in the lower 70s, some areas of fog will develop overnight. Early sunshine on Tuesday will allow temperatures to warm quickly in the middle to upper 80s.
Isolated to widely scattered downpours and thunderstorms will continue through sunset. Some storms are very slow moving and produce some locally heavy rainfall, wind gust over 30 mph and small hail. Clouds will linger overnight with lows falling into the low 70s with areas of dense fog.
Very isolated rain will be possible through sunset tonight with mostly clear skies this evening, lows will fall into the middle 70s. Fourth of July Saturday looks to be very hot with mostly sunny skies and temps making it into the lower 90s, with the humidity the heat index will be pushing 100°.
Isolated rain showers and thunderstorms will begin to diminish after sunset tonight. Expect areas of patchy but dense fog to develop overnight with lows in the low to middle 70s. Some peeks of sunshine will start the day on Monday with more diurnal pop-up showers and storms into the late afternoon
Isolated rain showers will continue to move to the east this evening leaving us warm and muggy overnight with partly cloudy skies, lows will fall into the low 70s. Early sunshine on Sunday will boost temperatures quickly into the upper 80s with high humidity.
Additional isolated thunderstorms may be possible through the rest of your Sunday evening, locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds and small hail can occur with any storms. Partly cloudy skies stay in place overnight with lows falling into the upper 60s to low 70s.
Areas a patchy fog along with mild temperatures in the 60s will start off your Friday, fog will mix out quickly after sunrise. Skies will be mostly sunny today with high temperatures reaching the mid to upper 80s, expect some isolated to widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms .
A gust front moved through this afternoon bringing isolated rain showers and thunderstorms to our north, the front also caused winds to pick up for about an hour. Things should remain quiet for the rest of the evening with less windy conditions after sunset.
After another hot afternoon temps will start to cool off this evening with mild low temps in the lower 60s under clear skies. More sunshine and heat is expected on Sunday with highs near 90 degrees, clouds will gradually increase into the afternoon with a very light breeze.
Hot and muggy conditions will remain in place for the rest of your Sunday night, lows will only drop into the low to middle 70s with areas of dense fog developing by daybreak Monday. Another very hot and humid day is in store for Monday with highs in the 90s and a heat index near 100 degrees.
Off to a warm and muggy start on this Saturday morning with fair skies overhead, areas of patchy fog will linger for the next few hours. The weekend forecast is looking very hot and humid, high temperatures today and Sunday will be in the low to middle 90s!
After another gorgeous afternoon in the Tennessee Valley, clear skies will allow temperatures to cool into the middle 50s resulting in perfect sleeping weather. The work week will start off fantastic with abundant sunshine and temperatures in the low to middle 80s on Monday and Tuesday.
After a beautiful Saturday afternoon in late May we do have a cooler evening ahead with clear skies and low temperatures falling into the middle 50s. Sunday will be equally as nice with a nice northeasterly breeze and sunny skies, temperatures will again climb in the low to middle 80s.