Trust the only local weather app powered by Charlotte’s certified most accurate meteorologists.

The WBTV First Alert Weather app includes:

The Charlotte area’s certified most accurate forecast, featuring hourly and daily updates so you’re alerted first when there are changes in the weather!
- Current conditions are updated multiple times per hour

The Charlotte area’s most powerful radar, the First Alert Doppler Radar Network
- The highest radar resolution available in an app (250-meter)
- Future radar modeling to track where severe weather is going
- High-quality satellite cloud imagery

Opt-in and customizable alerts to keep you safe during severe weather

FREE geotargeted alerts to your location include:
- Severe Weather Alerts from the National Weather Service
- Lightning
- Precipitation
- Important messages from the WBTV First Alert Weather team

Ability to add and save your favorite locations – stay connected to the weather in the places you care about most!

A fully-integrated GPS for current location awareness

The Charlotte area’s most experienced team of meteorologists

What’s New

Version 5.4.933

Implemented support for active links within video descriptions
Fixed an issue on iOS 15 where searching for certain locations would close the app.
A bug caused TV Station notifications to be turned off in the previous version of the app. As such we will be turning them back on for any user with alerts enabled. If you do not want the station alerts on, you can turn them off within the settings menu.
Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements
Removed app store support for iOS 12, users on older operating systems will need to update their operating system to update their apps.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

EarthySummitt ,

Neighborhood weather man

My husband things he is a behind the scenes weather man. He ALWAYS get its right! His secret??!? This app. He says it’s the only weather app that hasn’t let him down! Hourly, daily, even video updates.

Boogirl40 ,

Emergency Notifications are really just ads

My issue is the emergency notifications. Twice now on separate days, I’ve received a tornado warning alert. I click on the link (as directed) and it shows a TINY map with an arrow pointing to the area. FOR 3 SECONDS OR LESS! Then it immediately goes to an ad! There’s not enough time to even focus on the map, much less know where the arrow is pointing! This is supposed to warn me of a potential deadly weather event, and I’ve got a split second to focus before I get a 20 second stream of ads? Really? Come on y’all, you can do better! This is unacceptable!

Alan Wolf Roark ,


I’ll always watch WBTV, but this app is worse than useless. It’s dangerous. It doesn’t always show a radar reading, and when it does, it is NEVER correct. It’s always different than what’s being shown on Chanel 3, always. Giving such misleading weather information is just plain dangerous when people rely on it for planning their daily lives. It will show clear skies in my area while a storm rolls through. Don’t use this app to plan any outdoor activities. You just might find unexpected thunder and lightning overhead.

App Privacy

The developer, WBTV, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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