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: wind & clouds to slowly decrease

  First Alert Forecast: first cold snap arrives

  First Alert Forecast: two cold snaps ahead, first arrives Friday

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable start to week, cold shot by Friday

  First Alert Forecast: mild trick or treat forecast...colder weather as November begins

  First Alert Forecast: unseasonably warm end to October

  First Alert Forecast: nice fall weather through Thursday, unsettled weather returns soon

  First Alert Forecast: active autumn pattern to produce additional storm chances Tuesday

  First Alert Forecast: Nestor to impact southeast NC this weekend

  First Alert Forecast: here comes the chilly air

  First Alert Forecast: more much needed rain soon

  First Alert Forecast: clouds and rain chances to start the week

  First Alert Forecast: weekend heat relief almost here

A second day of record heat in southeast North Carolina

  First Alert Forecast: summer weather stays very strong until this weekend

  First Alert Forecast: never ending summer weather continues. . .

First Alert Weather: Karen weakens, Lorenzo remains a monster

  First Alert Forecast: exceptionally warm autumn pattern, watching tropics...

  First Alert Forecast: fiery start to fall locally, several storms in the tropics

  First Alert Forecast: Fall season off to a summery start

  First Alert Forecast: despite the cool start, temperatures trend warmer heading into the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: A real taste of fall locally; Tropics remain active

Hurricane Florence packed a punch in the Cape Fear

  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