Chicago forecaster signs off after 33 years

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Chicago meteorologist Andy Avalos signed off from NBC owned WMAQ Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.

Avalos announced his retirement from NBC Chicago earlier in the month after 33 years as a forecaster in the city.

He worked for ABC owned WLS for a time period and took some time off from WMAQ to run a pancake restaurant.

“I have been absolutely blessed with a wonderful career that has spanned nearly 40 years in radio and television,” Avalos said in a statement. “But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. After 33 years on air here in Chicago, it’s time to pass the baton to the next generation.”

Avalos will be replaced with Alicia Roman, who had been assigned to “tag team” morning forecasts with him three days a week at one point.