The name “Weather Channel” is for many people synonymous with weather forecasts. The app is a pretty solid option, with lots of video, maps, and other data.
There’s a lot packed in here, including a persistent temperature reading that lives in the notification bar. There are also many different alert options, allowing you to select notifications for rain, lighting strikes, or breaking news.
The app also has a monetization scheme called mPoints, which has a scroll of offers from other apps and companies. It lives to the right of the app’s main screen, but fortunately you can turn it off.
If you have an Android tablet the app is one of the few optimized for bigger screens. Included are plenty of widget choices to put all that screen real estate to work.
The Weather Channel (free)