Just in time for winter, major upgrades have hit the NBC Connecticut app.
Tyler Jankoski took a tour of all of the new features in the video at the top of this page.
Now an NBC Connecticut app user can access local news alongside the state's best weather page. Be sure to download the newest version to get the full experience explained below.
Once a phone has the latest version of the app, open it up and click the weather icon in the top right of the screen. This opens the weather forecast page.
On the left are current conditions at the app user’s location and next to that, a customizable interactive map.
When the map is clicked it brings it full screen. The magic happens when the blue layers button in the top right of the screen is pressed. That brings up a whole host of options, everything from radar to satellite, storm tracks, hurricane tracks and even weather alerts. So if there's a winter storm warning, it can be displayed on the map.
Further down one will find a video forecast that is updated at least every few hours by the team of first alert meteorologists.
On the bottom of the weather forecast page is an hourly forecast and of course, the all-important extended 7-day forecast.
This isn't generated by a computer model - in fact, members of the first alert weather team enter the same forecast seen on TV into the app each and every day. NBC Connecticut forecasters make three unique forecasts each day - one for the hill towns, inland areas and the shoreline.
When disruptive weather hits, Connecticut residents can also get weather alerts and schools closings within the app.