Al Roker best watch his six because there’s a new weatherman in town. Carden Corts, a Nashville kindergartener, is a new Internet favorite after the totally awesome weather report he created for a class project went viral. Our forecast? This kid rocks.
The video, which was uploaded to Youtube by Carden’s dad Charlie, begins a bit awkwardly, with Carden seeming to have a few butterflies in his stomach. But once he gets to the episode “sponsor”, Carden, decked out in a sport coat and dog shirt, revealed himself to be a star in the making.
“Today’s weather report is brought to you by the letter ‘C’ and also Pokémon cards! Pokémon: Gotta catch ’em all,” Carden says excitedly.
Carden then runs through Nashville’s weather for the day, standing in front of a green screen while pretending to endure extreme winds, harsh snowfall, and even a tornado. Carden impresses with comic timing, cooly asking viewers if there was something behind him as a tornado appeared on the screen. Finally, Carden found his way to sunny Nashville and began delivering his news report, which showed mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of rain.
Carden’s timing and acting chops are all his own. But production-wise he got a little help from his dad Charlie, who is the head of operations for the digital video network Rated Red. Charlie said that he helped his son with the project by bringing him down to the studio and shooting for about 10 minutes.
After Charlie uploaded the video to YouTube, it quickly went viral and has been viewed almost 750,000 times in a single day.
“It’s been pretty wild. It was just a school project. We sent it into his classroom today,” Charlie told Chron. “We did not have too much of it scripted.”