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: cool weather returns, a shot at some rain for your Friday

  First Alert Forecast: heat and storm chances through Wednesday, a late week cooldown on tap

  First Alert Forecast: higher humidity and returning storm chance on tap for Monday

  First Alert Forecast: April ending on a very warm note, cooler start to May

  First Alert Forecast: No end in sight to the abnormally dry pattern

  First Alert Forecast: sunny continues as 80s make a return

  First Alert Forecast: sunshine returns, warming trend on tap this week

  First Alert Forecast: another chilly night on tap, Saturday rain is likely

  First Alert Forecast: small rain chances ahead, big cooldown on tap late week

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable temperatures and slight rain chances as the work week begins

  First Alert Forecast: a sunny Tuesday ahead, next rain chance in sight

  First Alert Forecast: a gorgeous Monday on tap

  First Alert Forecast: Azalea Festival starts on a very warm note

  First Alert Forecast: warming trend set to continue as work week begins

  First Alert Forecast: frosty or freezing nights ahead for SE NC

  First Alert Forecast: A cold blow as April begins

  First Alert Forecast: unseasonably warm with a continued storm risk, cooler Monday

  First Alert Forecast: a very warm Friday ahead with a marginal storm risk

  First Alert Forecast: late week warming trend on tap for SE NC

First Alert Forecast: slow warming trend as workweek begins

  First Alert Forecast: spring begins with a wintry feel

  First Alert Forecast: Winter weather strikes back as the actual season comes to an end

  First Alert Forecast: severe weather threat winding down, a taste of winter set to return to wrap up the week

  First Alert Forecast: what you need to know about Thursday’s severe risk

First Alert Forecast: cool temperatures for Monday, rain returns soon

First Alert Forecast: clouds and cooler temperatures sticking around for Sunday

  First Alert Forecast: a cooler turn for the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: glorious spring-like weather rolls on

  First Alert Forecast: a nice March pattern set to get even nicer

First Alert Forecast: sunshine continues, milder days soon