Eric Fisher is Chief Meteorologist for CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV News and anchors weather segments weeknights at 5PM, 6PM, and 11PM, as well as WBZ-TV News at 10PM on myTV38 (WSBK-TV). He is also a frequent contributor the CBS News, often found reporting on breaking severe weather across the country on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.
Born and raised in New England, Eric says there are few places on earth that produce weather like this little corner of the U.S. It offers the challenges of blockbuster snowstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves, frigid cold snaps and dramatic seasonal shifts. Eric vividly remembers Memorial Day of 1995 as a day that helped solidify his path as a meteorologist, when an infamous tornado ripped through Great Barrington in the Berkshires. Glued to the red warnings crawling across the screen and watching the radar, his career in weather was born.
Fisher joined WBZ-TV News from The Weather Channel in Atlanta where he spent three years as a Meteorologist. He produced and delivered national forecasts and contributed to numerous live reports on extreme weather for The Weather Channel, NBC Nightly News, TODAY and MSNBC. Some of the most notable events Fisher reported from include the Moore, Oklahoma tornado in 2013; the 2011 tornado Super Outbreak; Hurricanes Sandy, Irene, and Isaac; and the massive blizzards that essentially shut down New York City in December of 2010 and Boston in February of 2013. Recent times have unfortunately provided no shortage of natural disasters. Previously Fisher worked as the morning meteorologist at WGGB-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts.
A supporter of science and learning, Eric is a member of both the Mount Washington Observatory and the Blue Hill Observatory here in New England. Eric is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY) with a B.S. degree in Atmospheric Science and a minor in Mathematics.
Boston’s WBZ-TV and sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS.
Here’s a look at what to expect, with some dos and don’ts for the big day.
A close call with torrential rain on Saturday as a storm system moves south of New England. Once again, we’re right on the line with a tricky forecast.
Lovely October weather…except it’s July. A very cool start to the week will give way to a mid-week rebound as the sun makes a reappearance.
All week long we’ll be playing a game of back and forth with a front that’ll bring multiple chances for showers/storms and eventually a sharp cool-down as well.
Friday brings a close call with some very heavy rainfall, but it’s not completely set in stone that it’ll make it all the way to New England.
Another round of strong to severe storms will be possible Friday afternoon through the evening, especially for areas northwest of Boston. Here’s a look at the impact and timing.
A WBZ Weather Alert Day for Tuesday with scattered downpours and thunderstorms likely to develop across the area
Boston could set a mark for early-season heat that hasn’t been done before. Regardless, some summer swelter is heading toward New England!
Warmer air is on the way, but the rain chances don’t completely go away with it.
Everyone is talking about the cool weather, yet warm records have vastly outnumbered cool ones in 2017. How can this be? An odd balance is at work.