Night Before September 11, 2001: Watch the late-night newscast from the local ABC station in NYC

Meteorologist Sam Champion forecasted September 11, 2001 as "sunny and pleasant" the night before.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Night Before 9/11: WABC's late night newscast hours before attacks
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Eyewitness News at 11 began after midnight 19 years ago, delayed by Monday Night Football. No one could have predicted what would happen the next day, a day Meteorologist Sam Champion forecasted as "sunny and pleasant."

NEW YORK -- In the early hours of Sept. 11, 2001, WABC-TV, our sister station in New York City, aired its 11 p.m. newscast after midnight because of Monday Night Football delays.

Michael Jordan, a wild high school party and the New York Giants dominated headlines on WABC-TV's newscast.

No one could have predicted what would happen hours later.

That night, Meteorologist Sam Champion forecasted "sunny and pleasant" weather for Tuesday, Sept. 11. His weather report also includes a shot of the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan.

2021 marks 20 years since the 9/11 terror attacks, when hijacked planes piloted by al-Qaida terrorists crashed in New York, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Nearly 3,000 died, and the attacks changed America -- and the world -- forever.

Check out the full newscast in the video below: