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: A chilly start to April

  First Alert Forecast: here comes the sun and eventually very warm days

  First Alert Forecast: Lots of 80s for the first full day or spring

  First Alert Forecast: big temperature surge ahead through Friday. . .

First Alert Forecast: cooler start to the week with a late week warm up

  First Alert Forecast: warm Friday with a big weekend cool down

  First Alert Forecast: rain, heavy at times, for tonight and Thursday

  First Alert Forecast: from wet and mild to chilly and dry

  First Alert Forecast: rain Thursday, ending as snow Thursday night with little accumulation expected

  First Alert Forecast: first warmer, then much colder with precipitation on the way

  First Alert Forecast: a run at a record high Thursday before a big cool down

  First Alert Forecast: winds set to diminish, chilly night ahead

  First Alert Forecast: Tornado Watch canceled for SE NC

  First Alert Forecast: Thursday and Thursday night severe threat coming into focus

  First Alert Forecast: mild February days to continue, a late week storm chance

  First Alert Forecast: quick and substantial dose of rain on the way this evening

  First Alert Forecast: some shots of rain to close January

  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