AL Roker has been replaced by a surprise weather forecaster on the Today Show.
Bill Karins reported on the weather in the show’s studio as the main star heads to the west coast for a show project.
Bill told viewers Thursday would see near-record highs again.
However, it should snow in the north of the country.
He was still keeping an eye on tornadoes across the country.
Bill is typically featured on NBC’s Early Today and Top Story with Tom Llamas, as well as MSNBC’s First Look, Way Too Early, Morning Joe, MSNBC Live, and CNBC.
Dylan Dreyer usually fills in for Al, but she also travels to the West Coast with her husband Brian Fichera.
However, Bill occasionally stepped in.
Then, about 45 minutes after Today, Bill returned as Hoda Kotb said: “Bill Karins is in the house. How are you, Bill?”
He again told viewers that if you live on the East Coast and are enjoying the summer weather, they should get outside for the next two days because it’s going to feel like summer.
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The Third Hour of Today, which is normally hosted by Al, Dylan, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin, was pre-taped on Thursday as the presenters were away.
Mostly it will also be on Friday.
On Monday, Al announced that he would be away from the Today studio for the latter part of the week.
The TV star is heading to the west coast “with a little vino” for the Start Today Challenge.
Al posted a video on his Instagram.
“Hey everyone. I hope you guys are having a great afternoon,” the 68-year-old said while strolling in Central Park.
“The weather is spectacular. I’m out here in the park, take a few steps in and take my time.”
Al continued, “I hope you’ll be coming to Sonoma for our first-ever Start Today Wellness gathering.
“We have Alex and Felix. We have Stephanie Mansour, all sorts of Sonoma chefs. All that and more and of course maybe a little vino.”
The Today meteorologist chuckled as he told his followers to have a great day.
“Don’t forget, next Friday, Start Today, live from Sonoma,” he said.
“Well, almost live. Anyway, see you soon.”
The Start Today Challenge encourages morning show viewers to get active and walk a little each day.
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On Wednesday, Dylan shared a selfie of her and her husband sitting at the airport.
They both had big grins on their faces when the Today weather forecaster took the picture.
“If you’ve heard #lunchdatewithdylanandbrian on @siriusxm @todaysxm then you know how happy @fishlense is that we made it to the @delta lounge before our flight #sonomabound,” she captioned the post.
In the photo, Dylan was wearing a denim jacket with a faux fur collar.
She showed off a new look by wearing a cream wide-brimmed sun hat.
Her husband wore a T-shirt under a buttoned flannel and an inverted baseball cap.
There was also a glass in front of them that seemed half drunk.
She’s going to the same place as Al, but it’s unclear if they’re working on the same project.