For some, the weather app that you find default on your smartphone is good enough and you don’t give it a second though.  Then there are those who would like to customize their smartphone experience and tailor it exactly to their liking.  Weather apps often get overlooked but are one of the most necessary apps or widgets on your phone.  A quick glance at your phone can help you decide whether you need to grab your sunscreen or take a light jacket. 

Yahoo Weather

Yahoo is definitely a trusted source for weather forecasts, and their app makes it so easy for you to check what the day has in store for you.  You can check out the hourly, 5 day, and even 10 day forecasts right in the palm of your hand.  You’ll also see some amazing images to go along with your location and the forecast.  Just because it is an app on your phone, you don’t need to sacrifice all the information you would get online.  You can see details such as wind, pressure, % chance of precipitation; even view animated sunrises/sunsets, use interactive maps and much more!  It’s available for download for FREE on iTunes and Google Play.


Another highly trusted weather source, AccuWeather is a great app to have.  You can get their AccuWeather MinuteCast which is a minute by minute forecast for precipitation for the next two hours and zoned into your exact address.  It will tell you the precipitation type and intensity and even forecasted start and end times.  You can also get push notifications about severe weather alerts, current news and videos, social media sharing, and more.  Weather conditions update every 15 minutes with accurate humidity and precipitation percentages, dew point, visibility, wind speed, sunrise and sunset times, and RealFeel analysis.  If you like to use AccuWeather’s website then the app is going to be on your list of favorites as well.  It’s easy to read and gives you all the information you could ever want regarding the weather.  You can get it for FREE from iTunes and Google Play.

The Weather Channel

If you’re going to look up the weather forecast, you’ll most likely check The Weather Channel; and the app is just as handy and informative.  You have the option to view the forecast exactly how you like to, every 36 hours, 10-day, and even full weekend forecasts.  For current forecasts, you will get detailed information like how the weather actually feels, dew point, humidity, wind speed, and much more.  There are also weather maps that show you via radar what the weather looks like anywhere you are curious about.  The Weather Channel app also gives you push notifications for severe weather alerts, breaking news, lightning and rain alerts, and even pollen alerts.  Track storms with breaking news, safety tips, and public advisories; take advantage of seasonal tools, and even share the weather you’re experiencing socially.  The user friendly interface makes it a favorite among Apple and Android users, and easy on the eyes.  You can get The Weather Channel app for FREE from iTunes and Google Play.

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