tormTracker8 and 8News now offers the world’s most powerful radar features in the palm of your hand. This free weather app is packed with useful and interactive options that can be applied to any location you choose. Included are critical safety features and highly customizable alerts to let you know when dangerous and severe weather is approaching up to 16 different locations chosen by you. It also features Real-Time VIPIR radar, Richmond’s #1 rated most accurate forecasting, 7-day outlook, current conditions, local weather related news, Virginia power outages and tropical storm tracking. Whether you live in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Petersburg or anywhere in the RVA and Central Virginia region, you can depend on the WRIC ‘s StormTracker8 team and 8News to keep you and your family safe.

What’s New

Version 6.6.0

Bug fixes and improvements
Updated graphic assets

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
766 Ratings

766 Ratings

JonGirl ,

Severe weather alerts-CRUCIAL

This new update is way more advanced than the previous version and is miles ahead of the local competition. Setting up the custom alerts for multiple locations is a great way to know if your loved ones are in the path of bad weather. The interactive radar is really good, and the video forecasts are by my favorite meteorologists

Mr. Shoot ,

Miss old app

Oh why, why did I update 😡👎🏽👎🏽. This updated version is a 5 steps backwards. Using a photo for your weekly and local weather report is a joke right? And how is a photo from a noon video considered a "current condition"? The radar map is now missing the Storm tracker!!!!! Why would take out the reason you CALLED yourselves the "storm tracker8 app" ? That arrow pointing where a severe storm is headed has saved my tail many times fishing the river and has helped me photograph storms from a safer areas. I've suggested your old app to many friends specifically for the radars accuracy and storm tracking. Now, its late and I have no idea which one is bad or where to go.

Lightningpilot ,

As good as any.

This app is different from it’s predicessor but only takes a little getting used to. It’s as good as most of the others around.

App Privacy

The developer, LIN Television Corporation, 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:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • 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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