WRAL Weather

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About this app

Important note with the 6.0.0 update: With this update, you will need to reenter any saved locations you had in the previous version of the app.

The WRAL Weather App is an incredible multi-function weather station you can access right on your phone. And each forecast is designed and assembled by a team of six full-time WRAL meteorologists who have in-depth knowledge of North Carolina’s weather.

In the WRAL Weather app, you’ll find weather forecasts for Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Eastern North Carolina. Check the Raleigh weather this week or check the weather this weekend. Plus, the app can keep up with your current location and give the most accurate real-time forecast.

You can easily stay up to date on the weather by receiving forecast information and updates from the WRAL Severe Weather Center in Raleigh, directly through your phone or tablet. You can also find direct links to the Live Cam section of the website and see what’s happening outside right now near you. Get the latest weather forecast, keep track of the cloud cover and rainfall amounts nearby with your Futurecast, and receive severe weather alerts in your area with your exact location.

Add the new WRAL Weather app widgets to your phone or tablet’s home screen.

Get a quick glance at the current conditions, the 3-day forecast and active alerts for your current location.

You can change the location in the widget from your current location. Go into the app. Tap the search bar at the top of the homescreen. Enter another location and tap the star.

Allow push notifications for the app and you’ll enable critical weather alerts, right when you need them. Then, access the interactive iControl radar map and see where severe weather is headed next.

The WRAL App Features:

Today’s Weather Forecast
· Hourly forecasts for your current location.
· Accurate 7-day forecast.
· Written forecasts from the meteorologists you trust.
· Pre-recorded video forecasts are available on-demand

iControl Radar
· Radar updates in the palm of your hand.
· Customized for your current location.

· Check the DualDoppler5000
· Watch live weather reports every 10 minutes on WRAL News+
Additional Features
· ReportIt – report weather you see
· Hurricane Center
· Live traffic and city cameras
· Weather news
· Around the state weather
· Almanac
· Closings & Delay
Updated on
Mar 24, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

9.85K reviews
Candy Apple
February 27, 2023
Anytime I have severe weather in my area, this app doesn't seem to be cooperative. Which really makes this app useless for me. The radar is not accurate at all. The video forecast no longer has closed captions. It freezes and/or crashes. Now, there are ads all over. I just am on the edge of their forecast, so this is the only station that seems to cover this area west of them.
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Sue Hayden
August 28, 2023
Forecasts are inconsistent between hour, day, week and also as compared to the video forecast. The latest update also has errors in screen rotation of video. Some of the current bugs have been ongoing; others were introduced with their latest "upgrade". Very frustratingly, they also ignore all bug reports. The final straw was their recent removal of the 'weather feed' which gave short updates whenever some significant weather event was happening nearby. Just removed it. No explanation.
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Capitol Broadcasting Company
August 29, 2023
Rgh - that is frustrating! We're aiming to be more responsive to support requests, so we now have a new Quality Assurance person. We've been actively monitoring support@wral.com, so please reach out! As for the Twitter feed, you're right -- Twitter did stop supporting that feed. It's on our To Do list to build one in-house.
A Google user
August 23, 2019
I've been using the new app since it rolled out, much improved from the last! I love it. Reliable, easy to find info right from the open screen, amazing radar. I even use the radar when we travel by vehicle to Wisconsin to keep track of storms. It has saved us from getting stuck in a few horrible storms this past summer. Not to mention(and probably most importantly) it's the most accurate of the many weather apps I've tried. Thank you! ❤ eta: it's also "lightening" fast! 😉😂
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What's new

You asked, and we delivered! Widgets have arrived! After you add our widget to your homescreen, you'll get a glimpse of current conditions and the 3-day forecast for your selected location, plus an alert indicator for any active alerts from your saved locations. Widgets give you one-tap access to the complete forecast from your favorite local weather team.