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: more sun and warmth Thursday, changes to end the week

  First Alert Forecast: sunny and chilly weekend continues, shower chance Monday

  First Alert Forecast: rain ending soon, a sunny but chilly weekend ahead

  First Alert Forecast: more chilly, rainy misery through Friday

  First Alert Forecast: rain returns Thursday, possibly a few thunderstorms

  First Alert Forecast: Go for the indoor plans on this Valentine’s Day

  First Alert Forecast: chilly and dreary pattern sticking around through Valentine’s Day weekend

  First Alert Forecast: wet and chilly pattern setting in soon

  First Alert Forecast: after Thursday a wet and chilly pattern setting up

  First Alert Forecast: Saturday night showers give way to a drier Super Bowl Sunday

  First Alert Forecast: cool and unsettled weekend ahead

  First Alert Forecast: brisk and cold but nice and sunny

  First Alert Forecast: Saturday sunshine to give way to Sunday rain

  First Alert Forecast: cold Saturday, wet Sunday for January’s final weekend

  First Alert Forecast: sunny and wintry weekend continues, big changes ahead

  First Alert Forecast: clearing and cool for the weekend, big changes next week

  First Alert Forecast: a glancing shot from a southern system

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable temperatures and small shower chances ahead

  First Alert Forecast: dry and wintry for the rest of your weekend

  First Alert Forecast: shower chances continue over Cape Fear region

  First Alert Forecast: SE NC on track for a cold rain overnight into Friday

  First Alert Forecast: wintry storm to target Carolinas Friday, rain for SE NC

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable temperatures and a few shower shots ahead

  First Alert Forecast: a cooler and dry start to the first work week in 2021

  First Alert Forecast: temperatures moderate Sunday, stormy start to 2021

  First Alert Forecast: very cold Christmas night ahead, still chilly for Saturday

  First Alert Forecast: storms to herald coldest Christmas since 2004

  First Alert Forecast: mild and stormy Christmas Eve gives way to a cold and blustery Christmas Day

  First Alert Forecast: stormy Christmas Eve and sharply colder for Christmas Day

  First Alert Forecast: sunny Tuesday, stormier for Christmas Eve