About First Forecast
CBS 62’s First Forecast provides a complete weather almanac and forecast each night at 5 & 11.
On Saturday and Sundays, “First Forecast” is followed by CBS prime programming. Check the current local TV schedule.
The host of First Forecast is Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus.
First Forecast allows CBS 62 to deliver a brief, yet complete look at our local weather produced by a well-known local broadcaster. The weather reports are sandwiched between our highly rated CBS prime and great syndication at 5 p.m. & 11 p.m.
CBS 62 is also providing several weather updates each night during CBS prime leading up to our 11 p.m. full weather update.
Jim Madaus has earned the confidence of local television viewers and radio listeners for decades and is one of Detroit’s most trusted meteorologists. He previously worked as Chief Meteorologist at CBS-owned CBS 62, and WKBD-TV, as well as WXYZ-TV where he started in 1984. Jim is a member of the American Meteorological Society and has the AMS Seal of Approval for television.
Jim has received numerous awards, including the Silver Circle Award from the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was voted the Best Unsung Weathercaster in Detroit by the Detroit Free Press. Also, he is a recipient of the Best Weathercast in Detroit Award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and has been an integral part of many Emmy-winning and award winning newscasts in Detroit.
Get your local forecast at the CBSDetroit.com weather section.