January 3, 2000 – November 12,2012(As Your Weather Today)
Your Weather Today with Abrams & Bettes (formerly just Your Weather Today) is a morning television program on The Weather Channel airing from 7AM to 10AM Eastern Time on weekdays. It focuses on morning weather conditions, the forecast for today, today's top weather stories, expert analys, weather advice and Local area Forecasts.
In 2000, The Weather Channel began a multi-year reformatting of its program schedule, converting from a one-program approach (embodied in Weather Center) to a multi-program system. TWC started with its morning schedule, formerly composed of solely "Weather Center AM". Two programs were carved out of Weather Center AM at first, First Outlook and Your Weather Today. (A third "morning" program, Day Planner, would premiere in 2003.)
At its launch, Your Weather Today's anchor pair was Heather Tesch (who made her TWC debut the year prior) and Marshall Seese. For Your Weather Today, the Local on the 8s concept was revived (specifically the brand). The Travel Desk segment focuses on air travel and highway travel conditions.
In 2008, Your Weather Today underwent a total graphic relaunch as part of a major TWC move to high-definition; between June 2 and August 12, all of The Weather Channel's live weather programming moved to the HD format and new HD studio. Marshall Seese retired in November of that year and he was replaced by Kevin Robinson in March 2009.
In March 2009, Heather Tesch left Your Weather Today for Day Planner, and was permanently replaced by Nicole Mitchell. Also at this point, storm tracker Jim Cantore joined the show from Evening Edition, which was cancelled.
On June 22, 2009, Stephanie Abrams and Mike Bettes, both of whom previously hosted Beyond the Forecast (which was also cancelled), took over hosting duties of the show.
On November 12,2012,Your Weather Today has rebranded itself as Morning Rush,still with the same personalities and it's shown at the same time.