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 warming trend with shower chances headed into Thanksgiving

  First Alert Forecast: up and down temperatures this holiday week

  First Alert Forecast: mild temperatures ahead, growing Thanksgiving Day rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: Freeze Warning tonight, milder weather snaps back soon

  First Alert Forecast: a wintry Wednesday ahead

  First Alert Forecast: cool and dry days ahead, watching coastal and river flooding

  First Alert Forecast: mild with some showers Sunday, cooler and dry for the work week

  First Alert Forecast: heavy rains are winding down in SE NC, improving Friday

  First Alert Forecast: Eta to sling heavy rain and possible flooding

  First Alert Forecast: warm with spotty showers this weekend, higher rain chances ahead

  First Alert Forecast: spotty showers, widespread warmth this weekend

  First Alert Forecast: briefly unsettled to start November

  First Alert Forecast: a much cooler turn for Halloween

  First Alert Forecast: Zeta races away from the Carolinas, breezy conditions and a storm risk remain

  First Alert Forecast: rising rain chances Sunday, Zeta forms overnight

  First Alert Forecast: big weather changes at least a week away. . .

  First Alert Forecast: mild October days sticking around

  First Alert Forecast: nice Autumn weekend continues, warming trend next week

  First Alert Forecast: a short but sharp blast of cool air for this weekend

  First Alert Forecast: unsettled Friday as cold front approaches, much cooler Saturday

  First Alert Forecast: more nice weather Thursday, big changes by the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: Delta makes landfall on SW LA coast, weekend indirect impacts for the Cape Fear

  First Alert Forecast: Delta grows to a monster category four hurricane, headed towards Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

  First Alert Forecast: nice week ahead, all eyes on Tropical Storm Delta

  First Alert Forecast: showers ending, nice start to the work week

  First Alert Forecast: crisp fall feel, risk of showers Sunday for opening October weekend

  First Alert Forecast: heavy fall vibes for October’s opening weekend, shower risk Sunday

  First Alert Forecast: gorgeous start to October, tropics coming back to life

  First Alert Forecast: gorgeous weather as October begins, watching the tropics

  First Alert Forecast: warm and unsettled to wrap up Septemeber