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 scorching temperatures ahead, some relief in sight

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

  First Alert Forecast: Barry closer to the Louisiana coast, our stormy pattern is set to shut down

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances remaining locally, tropical storm development possible in the Gulf

  First Alert Forecast: unsettled pattern heading into the holiday weekend

  First Alert Forecast: rising shower chances but lower t-storm chances for fireworks

  First Alert Forecast: hot, dry pattern argues for water conservation efforts

  First Alert Forecast: lots heat and little rain ahead

  First Alert Forecast: temps. set to rise in the days ahead

  First Alert Forecast: nice start to the first summer weekend

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for all of southeast North Carolina until 10 p.m

  First Alert Forecast: consistently hot, occasionally stormy

  First Alert Forecast: seasonably muggy with modest rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: obscenely low humidity through Saturday

  First Alert Forecast: more locally heavy showers remains, cooler days ahead

  First Alert forecast: Weekend rain chances to make dent in drought

  First Alert Forecast: showers to definitely dent, possibly squash drought

  First Alert Forecast: short-term dryness then drought-denting rain chances return

  First Alert Forecast: a brief cool down, watching the tropics

  First Alert Forecast: blazing heat, drought developing

  First Alert Forecast: heat set to roar back by the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: a slight cool down ahead but mainly hot and dry days ahead

  First Alert Forecast: summer weather about to settle in

  Space X launch postponed until next week

First Alert Forecast: pleasant now but massive warm up ahead

First Alert Forecast: skies trending drier after many Sunday storms

First Alert Forecast: chances, not big chances, but chances, for needed rain

First Alert Forecast: more sunshine and warmth, little rain ahead

First Alert Forecast: humidity takes a little break

First Alert Forecast: humidity for all, showers for some