*Former CBS News weatherman Mark McEwen will return to his old stomping grounds at “The Early Show” this weekend for his first nationally televised weathercast since suffering a near-fatal stroke five years ago.

The network says McEwen’s visit Saturday will include an interview focusing on his difficult recovery, reports the AP.

McEwen worked for CBS for 15 years as a weatherman and features reporter. In 2004, he became a news anchor at the CBS station in Orlando, Fla., where he was working when he suffered the stroke in November 2005.

McEwen wrote about his ordeal in his book “After the Stroke: My Journey Back to Life.” He turns 56 next week.