During Monday's forecast, Scotland predicted Tuesday afternoon temperatures would reach a high of 8 C. That would be warm enough — or so he said — for him to comfortably wear shorts during the broadcast.
However by 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, temperatures remained cool, hovering in the 4 C range.
"I blame clouds and easterly wind. You're likely blaming me," Scotland told his Twitter followers.
And so, telling viewers and everyone in the newsroom that "a promise is a promise," Jay did his 5 p.m. (outdoor) forecast wearing shorts.
In an effort to improve the appearance of his "pasty white" winter legs, Scotland had a makeup artist try to apply some colour while on air. When that failed, he suggested she return with an airbrush.
Jay is calling for a Wednesday afternoon high of 5 C, but is making no promises to wear shorts.