Jim Belushi Does Weather Report For Chicago News Station: ‘It’s Hot, Hot, Hot!’
Comedian Jim Belushi gave an impromptu weather forecast for WGN TV n Chicago on Friday.
He originally was at the studio to talk about the upcoming Blues Brothers show.
“Sucks,” he said while motioning to Chicago on the map. “It’s hot.”
“If you look over here, it’s gonna be hot, hot hot. Thunderstorms on Wednesday — be careful. Look, traffic is gonna be bad on the Eisenhower [Expressway] whether it’s raining or not,” he joked.
He also pointed out some expected rainfall over Chicago and a storm north of Wisconsin.
“Hey, you get three meteorology credits just for that,” WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling said.
Skilling also noted that Belushi was more of a natural than Nicolas Cage, who attempted the forecast in 2005 while doing promos for his 2005 movie The Weatherman.
Belushi, along with Dan Aykroyd, is set to perform on the first night of the inaugural Blues Brother Con festival on August 19 and 20 at the Old Joliet Prison in Illinois.
“We’re gonna be singin’ and dancin’, doing ‘Soul Man.’ And rumor has it that some of the original band members are going to show up,” Belushi said.
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