Al Roker Goes HAM on Ryan Lochte, Billy Bush Over Rio Robbery Scandal (Video)

Friday’s forecast called for “Today” show thunderstorms

Al Roker isn’t your friendly neighborhood weatherman anymore.

The “Today” show co-host went off on colleague Billy Bush during a discussion of Ryan Lochte’s recent Rio robbery tall-tale.

“He lied. He lied to you, he lied to Matt Lauer, he lied to his mom,” Roker ranted Friday. “He left his teammates hanging, while he skedaddled.”

Bush had to tell Roker to “calm down” at a certain point. For those readers who have never been in an argument, this writer can tell you those words rarely help a heated situation.

Then, the “Access Hollywood” host made the mistake of substituting the term “embellished” for “lied.” Al didn’t dig that.

Watch the exchange via the video above. And be sure to check out the Vine at the bottom of this post for a fun six-second follow-up summation.

Lochte and other U.S. swimmers claimed previously that they were robbed at gunpoint while on the town in Rio. That isn’t quite what video surveillance cameras captured at the location in question. Click here to learn details of what actually went down that night.

And speaking of Matt Lauer, the NBC personality recently sat down with the multi-medalist for an exclusive interview. Parts are set to air tonight, Saturday, August 20 on NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage, while a preview will run earlier on “NBC Nightly News.” More will air Monday morning on “Today.”