John Farley is out as WIS-TV’s chief meteorologist, he announced Wednesday night on the air.
His departure is effective immediately and comes as the station covers South Carolina’s historic flooding event.
“Sometimes in life we have no control over timing,” Farley said on WIS. “My contract has run its course, and, regrettably, I was not offered a new contract.”
Farley has been at WIS for five years.
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“I’m very grateful to WIS for two things,” he said. “First, for paying me to do something that I absolutely love, and that’s the weather. Secondly, and more importantly, WIS brought my family and me to the Midlands. When we arrived five years ago, we began to understand the meaning of the term ‘Southern hospitality.’ Over that time you have opened your arms to us and welcomed us like your family. This is now our home, and we could not imagine anywhere else.”
Farley announced on the air and on Facebook that he and his family plan to remain in the Midlands.
“I want to thank you for allowing me into your living rooms every evening to give you the forecast,” he said. “My future is coming together, but it’s not precisely clear right now where that goes. One thing is for sure. We are staying here in the Midlands. It is my hope that I see you down the road.”