The Weather Channel is blaming a "malicious software" attack for knocking its live morning broadcast off the air for approximately one hour and 39 minutes today.

"We experienced issued with this morning's live broadcast following a malicious software attack on the network," reads a tweet issued by the network earlier today. "We were able to restore live programming quickly through backup mechanisms. Federal law enforcement is actively investigating the issue."

According to CNN, the attack prevented morning show "AMHQ" from airing at 6 a.m. ET. In response, The Weather Channel played taped programming until 7:39, at which point the network aired a commercial break before cutting back to the show's anchors about four minutes later.

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