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How to track tropics with the WLBT First Alert Weather App

You can set your WLBT First Alert Weather App to track the tropics in just three easy steps.
Published: Aug. 30, 2019 at 5:17 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Hurricane season is near its peak. When there’s tropics to track, can you keep up with it all?

Here’s a quick “how-to” stay updated with the latest by using our free WLBT First Alert Weather App... providing you the info you want whenever you want it, on-demand.

The WLBT First Alert Weather App is a handy tool, even for tracking tropics.

  • Step 1: Open the WLBT First Alert Weather App on your device. Tap ‘Radar’ at the bottom-right of the screen.
  • Step 2: Once the radar map is open, tap the map layers button near the bottom-right of the screen.
  • Step 3: In the map layers menu, tap ‘Tropical Tracks’ in the Overlays section.

That's it! Now your map will display current storms.

With this set up, you can even tap the dots along a storm's track to reveal additional details about that storm or its forecast.

Also, tapping 'Tropical Alerts' in the map layers menu will add the latest watches and warnings for tropical storms and hurricanes.

Checking the tropics anytime, anywhere is so easy with the WLBT First Alert Weather App at your fingertips.

Download or update your free WLBT First Alert Weather App today by visiting the App Store or Play Store.

To get the app for your iPhone or iPad, follow this link, or just search “WLBT First Alert Weather.”

To get the app in the Google Play store, click here, or just search “WLBT First Alert Weather.”

Submit all your weather photos HERE.

WLBT First Alert Weather Team:

Dave Roberts - @DaveRobertsTV

Patrick Ellis - @PatrickEllisWx

Michael Haynes - @MichaelHaynes

Rachel Coulter - @Coulter_wx

Barbie Bassett - @BarbieBassettTV

For up to the minute weather coverage and tips to stay safe, go to our First Alert Weather Facebook page and follow our meteorologists on Twitter so you can join in on the conversation.

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