CHICAGO (CBS) — Longtime meteorologist Jerry Taft has died.
He gave his final forecast the night he retired from Chicago’s ABC 7.READ MORE: Thieves Keep Using Postal Master Keys To Steal Mail: How Are They Getting A Hold Of Those Keys?
Taft spent more than 40 years predicting the weather on Chicago television stations. Shortly after retiring in 2018, he took up a job as an Uber driver in Florida.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Wednesday Starts On A Chilly Note
He died Thursday night at his home in Florida.
Always a good time when weather pals from all over Chicago get together! Jerry we will miss your stories and all the laughs we’ve shared over the years. @cbschicago @MarchofDimesIL @ABC7Chicago @TracyButlerABC7 @TammieSouza @AliciaRomanNBC @SchwarzABC7 @KyeMartinNBC @jerrytaft pic.twitter.com/Y1JzcJ7LHz
— Mary Kay Kleist (@MaryKayKleist) July 24, 2020
Taft was 77 years old.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar