Eric Davis

Eric Davis

Meteorologist

Wilmington, NC

I am currently WECT and Fox Wilmington's Weeknight Meteorologist and am happy to be celebrating thirteen years in Wilmington. My first television job was in Rapid City, SD where I honed my winter weather forecasting skills. I also had the chance to be a Chief Meteorologist at a small station in Abilene, TX, right in the heart of tornado alley. Prior to my arrival at WECT, I picked up valuable tropical weather skills forecasting in the Lafayette, LA market along the U.S. Gulf coast.

I am a native North Carolinian who is happy to be in the Tar Heel state. I was born in Raleigh and I am a graduate of Broughton High School and N. C. State's Meteorology program. The Raleigh Tornado of 1988 and Hurricane Hugo in 1989 fueled my interest in weather when I was young. I was awarded the AMS Television Seal of Approval in 1998.

I have been married for eighteen years to my wonderful wife Elizabeth. We have a son named Winston and a daughter named Anna-Scott. We also have a dachshund mixed dog named Texas (You can probably guess where we got him). I love sports such as: golf, basketball, and tennis. I'm also a big fan of John Grisham books. I am very happy to be in North Carolina to cheer my beloved N. C. State Wolfpack through thick and mostly thin.

For several years I served on the board of the Phoenix Employment Ministry. This group does wonderful work in helping homeless and nearly homeless people in our community find work. Over the years I have had the chance to share my passion for weather with many schools and civic organizations across southeast North Carolina. Feel free to email me at ericdavis@wect.com if you would like me to speak to your group!

Awards:

  • A.M.S. Broadcast Meteorology Television Seal of Approval (1998)

Education:

  • N.C. State B.S. in Meteorology

Recent Articles by Eric

  First Alert Forecast: timeline for tonight’s showers and storm

First Alert Forecast: moderating temperatures, eventual rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: cold January days ahead

  First Alert Forecast: shot of cold air arrives, another stronger one for MLK Day

  First Alert Forecast: winter weather set to strike back. . .

  First Alert Forecast: mild weather ending soon, colder days ahead

  First Alert Forecast: spring-like coming to an end soon, winter weather set to strike back

  First Alert Forecast: mellow start to work week, cool midweek then a big warm up

  First Alert Forecast: after a record high, the first rain event of 2020 ahead

  First Alert Forecast: possible record high for Friday as rain chances increase

  First Alert Forecast: temperatures set to soar late week followed by another cool down

  First Alert Forecast: shower chances through Monday, cooler to wrap up 2019

First Alert Forecast: early week shower chance, colder to close 2019

  First Alert Forecast: mild for tonight but chillier by New Years Eve

  First Alert Forecast: mild days leading up to 2020, some showers ahead

  First Alert Forecast: coastal low to impact the Carolinas through early Tuesday

  First Alert Forecast: cold start but trending milder and at times wetter for holiday travel

  First Alert Forecast: frigid night ahead, warming trend into Christmas

  First Alert Forecast: sunshine, chilly days, & cold nights

  First Alert Forecast: slug of rain to push through SE NC

  First Alert Forecast: chilly for now, a rebound soon

  First Alert Forecast: shower chances return to Cape Fear region plus up and down temperatures

  First Alert Forecast: warming trend heading into Thanksgiving holiday

  Your First Alert Forecast spans this weekend and Thanksgiving weekend

  First Alert Forecast: more sunshine for Thursday...warming trend ahead

Rare meteor shower on tap for late Thursday night

  First Alert Forecast: wind & clouds to slowly decrease

  First Alert Forecast: first cold snap arrives

  First Alert Forecast: two cold snaps ahead, first arrives Friday

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable start to week, cold shot by Friday