Get a First Alert to breaking weather, interactive radar and video forecasts, all in a clean, clear, easy-to-use design.
The app features:
* Alerts for severe weather watches and warnings
* Local video weathercasts and updates from First Alert Meteorologists
* Live interactive radar, tracks storms down to street level
* Hourly and 10-Day Forecasts from First Alert Meteorologists
* Weather Impact Days highlight times when weather may affect your plans
* FutureView technology, tracks weather you can expect hours from now
* School, business and organization closings
* Share weather updates with friends on Facebook and Twitter
* Traffic and weather cameras
* performance improvements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Reliable forecast, too many ads
The Good: I’ve always preferred WDBJ7’s weather and news coverage over other local stations. The forecasts are reliable, and it’s much easier to watch the 20 second morning forecast video on the app than turn on the tv and wait for the weather to come on each morning. The app itself is easy to navigate and it’s easy find the info you’re looking for.
The Bad: Do you like ads? If so, this is the perfect weather app for you! You have to sit through a 30 second ad that you can’t skip before watching each video. For some reason even with the phone set to vibrate, the sound still comes through. Want to just see the daily forecast for the week? Then you’ll get a full page ad with a tiny X at the top to close first, and then another one every few seconds while you’re scrolling through the days. Did you get a severe weather alert that you want and need to read? Well, get ready to sit through a commercial for good ol’ Rick Woodson Honda or learn about the local Goodwill Industries employees first. No disrespect to those companies, but if something is going down weather-wise, I don’t see why it’s important to first try to sell me a Honda.
Overall, the weather forecast itself is very reliable and brought to you by the people you trust. I understand the need for ads, but this app has way too many and it’s frustrating to use most times. If they ever offer a paid, ad-free version, I’d be happy to get that one.
Recently, the app loads to a message saying that it is not available in my location (Boones Mill). First time it happened, location actually said I was in Ecuador (???), but then I restarted it and it worked with my Boones Mill location. Now, it shows my location in the background as Boones Mill with a pop up message over top saying the app isn’t available in my location. At this point, the app is useless, which is too bad because it used to be my go-to app for a quick look at the day-to-day weather.
Don’t know why the reviews are so bad. This forecast is often more accurate than my local news. Yes there are ads sometimes but they are nothing compared to the 10 minute commercial reel Id have to watch on cable. This app never gives me a problem. I also love that you can see where and when earthquakes happen around the world as well as their intensity. The hourly forecast is very useful and most often I’m the only one I know who is prepared for the weather.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.