Eric Davis

Eric Davis


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 if you would like me to speak to your group!


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


  • N.C. State B.S. in Meteorology

Recent Articles by Eric

Hurricane Florence packed a punch in the Cape Fear, but it could have been worse

  First Alert Forecast: Humberto staying away but will help deliver a cooler change

  First Alert Forecast: slightly cooler with few storm chances; watching the tropics closely

Tropical Storm Humberto strengthens near the Bahamas

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable heat and storm chances; watching newly formed Tropical Storm Humberto closely

  First Alert Forecast: summer weather sticking around

  Post-Dorian: watching the rivers in the Cape Fear Region

  First Alert Forecast: rapid improvements continue post-Dorian

  First Alert Forecast: Dorian produces tornadoes and flash flooding, largest impacts yet to come

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances ramp up Wednesday, Dorian’s main impacts Thursday and Thursday night

  First Alert Forecast: pleasant launch into Labor Day weekend, watching Dorian all the way

  First Alert Forecast: Dorian, charging through Caribbean, worth tracking

  First Alert Forecast: Dorian, charging through Caribbean, worth tracking

  First Alert Forecast: very active tropics, locally nice conditions

  First Alert Forecast: a cooler and wetter change at home, watching tropics hawkishly

First Alert Forecast: a cooler and wetter change at home, watching tropics hawkishly

  First Alert Forecast: tropical activity ramping up, still hot at home

  First Alert Forecast: after weekend rains, hot days with isolated storms

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances at home but not in the tropics

  First Alert Forecast: hot times, more storms later this week

  First Alert Forecast: after a record high Friday, more weekend heat

  First Alert Forecast: storm threat winding down this evening, hot days ahead

  First Alert Forecast: chance of storms at home, tropics more settled

  First Alert Forecast: high weekend rain chances, some rumblings in the tropics

  First Alert Forecast: gorgeous weekend ahead

  First Alert Forecast: heat ends, nice days ahead

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for SE NC until 10 p.m.

  First Alert Forecast: heat wave to break soon, rain and storm chances to pick up

  First Alert Forecast: more scorching temperatures ahead, some relief in sight

  First Alert Forecast: more heat for Tuesday! ...but no tropical threats