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: classic July weather: heat, humidity, and storm chances

  First Alert Forecast: Tropical Storm Fay forms east of the Outer Banks, hot days ahead for SE NC

  First Alert Forecast: tropical disturbance keeps unsettled pattern in place

  First Alert Forecast: a mostly dry Fourth of July evening, storm chances increase next week

  First Alert Forecast: hot and mainly dry July 4th holiday, rain chances ramp up next week

  First Alert Forecast: hotter and drier heading into July 4th

  First Alert Forecast: weekend haze to give way to increasing storm chances

  First Alert Forecast: hot times as we wrap up June amid a touch of desert dust

  First Alert Forecast: hotter days ahead as summer kicks into gear

  First Alert Forecast: a gradual return to more June like temperatures ahead

  First Alert Forecast: high rain chances and unseasonably cool

  First Alert Forecast: elevated storm chances sticking around, downpours possible through the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: muggy with occasional showers and storms

  First Alert Forecast: Isolated storms and steamy temperatures through Sunday

  Forecast experts expect active hurricane season

  First Alert Forecast: Cristobal forms in the Bay of Campeche, heating up locally

  Recent history reminds us that even ‘low’ category storms can have big impact

  First Alert Forecast: unseasonably cool now, big changes soon

  First Alert Forecast: a tropical feel for now, cooler as June begins

  First Alert Forecast: nice for the holiday then higher rain chances set to return

  First Alert Forecast: better weather heading into the Memorial Day weekend . . .

  First Alert Forecast: one more day of heavy rain and storms. . .better by holiday weekend

  First Alert Forecast: 80s set to make a comeback, eyeing potential tropical system

  First Alert Forecast: warming trend ahead ...a tropical system on the horizon?

  First Alert Forecast: two blasts of unseasonably cool air ahead of Mother’s Day

  First Alert Forecast: great first weekend of May ahead

  First Alert Forecast: storms ending and nicer weather ahead. . .

  First Alert Forecast: strong storm system arrives for Thursday…

  First Alert Forecast: an increasing severe weather threat for late Thursday

  First Alert Forecast: Nice April days ahead