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

Hurricane Florence packed a punch in the Cape Fear, but it could have been worse

  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

  First Alert Forecast: Dorian produces tornadoes and flash flooding, largest impacts yet to come

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances ramp up Wednesday, Dorian’s main impacts Thursday and Thursday night

  First Alert Forecast: pleasant launch into Labor Day weekend, watching Dorian all the way

  First Alert Forecast: Dorian, charging through Caribbean, worth tracking

  First Alert Forecast: Dorian, charging through Caribbean, worth tracking

  First Alert Forecast: very active tropics, locally nice conditions

  First Alert Forecast: a cooler and wetter change at home, watching tropics hawkishly

First Alert Forecast: a cooler and wetter change at home, watching tropics hawkishly

  First Alert Forecast: tropical activity ramping up, still hot at home

  First Alert Forecast: after weekend rains, hot days with isolated storms

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances at home but not in the tropics

  First Alert Forecast: hot times, more storms later this week

  First Alert Forecast: after a record high Friday, more weekend heat

  First Alert Forecast: storm threat winding down this evening, hot days ahead

  First Alert Forecast: chance of storms at home, tropics more settled

  First Alert Forecast: high weekend rain chances, some rumblings in the tropics

  First Alert Forecast: gorgeous weekend ahead

  First Alert Forecast: heat ends, nice days ahead

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for SE NC until 10 p.m.

  First Alert Forecast: heat wave to break soon, rain and storm chances to pick up

  First Alert Forecast: more scorching temperatures ahead, some relief in sight

  First Alert Forecast: more heat for Tuesday! ...but no tropical threats