John Bolaris all but confirmed today that he's returning to Philadelphia to call the weather on TV.

The question is: Which station?

Bolaris, who in 2002 left NBC10 after 12 years for WCBS in New York, was asked on WMMR's Preston & Steve show to address rumors that Bolaris was angling to return to Philadelphia.

Bolaris, cautioning that he's still under contract to WCBS through the end of the year, said he misses Philadelphia "in a big way" and deems it his "second home."

"Right now, I can't say I can tell you this: I should be hanging with you guys soon," he said.

Bolaris later told me that he's "really excited about the prospects" but wouldn't address a report last month in the Philadelphia Daily News that speculated that he'd be coming to Fox29 as chief meteorologist.

I'm told that a contract has not been signed. Reviewing the local climate, as it were, Bolaris could wind up either at Fox29 - whose management is planning major changes under new general manager Mike Renda and new news director Phil Metlin - or at his old station, NBC10, whose chief meteorologist is Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz.

Bolaris has made no secret that he wants to work within commuting distance of his 3-year-old daughter, Reina Sofia, who lives with Bolaris' ex-girlfriend, NBC10 alumna Tiffany McElroy.

Meanwhile, Bolaris is selling his home on Long Island, according to New York Newsday. He's asking a shade under $2.7 million for the five-bedroom, 4½-bath home in Wainscott.

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