Al Roker, NYC mayor smooth over differences on handling of recent snowstorm
Al Roker arrives at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, February 24, 2014 9:35AM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 24, 2014 9:36AM EST
NEW YORK -- TV weatherman Al Roker and New York City's mayor have made up after a spat over snow and school closings.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the meteorologist met cordially on camera on NBC'S "Today" show Monday. Earlier this month, Roker chastised de Blasio on Twitter for keeping schools open during a storm that left nearly 10 inches of snow.
Roker said Monday the two chatted about the issue and both "want the best for the school kids and our city." De Blasio agreed and says letting people know about weather hazards is "something we do together."
He gave Roker a city Sanitation Department ball cap and invited him to join in next time the city needs plowing.
The National Weather Service is forecasting snow in the city Wednesday and Saturday.