As all Chicagoans know, our weather can be very fickle. So it’s imperative that you know what elements you will face when dashing out of the house. That’s why one of the first things you should do after purchasing your shiny new Android device and completing the initial setup, is to get a good weather app. This is probably one of the first things you will consult in the morning as you rush off to work, and decide what clothes to appropriate from your closet. Most cell phone manufacturers, like HTC and Samsung for example, include some nice weather widgets on the homepage for quick reference, but if your phone didn't come with one, or you don’t like the one your phone did come with, the beauty of Android is that you can always download another one.
In the Google Play store, there are literally thousands of apps that come up when you search for “weather”, but as with most apps, you are better off sticking to the “name brands” when making your selection. In this case, there are some names you can appreciate, like “The Weather Channel”, “Yahoo”, and “AccuWeather”. When picking a weather app, you should look for features like ease of use, an interface that easy to read, along with a decent weather map. Most weather apps also come with widgets that give local info at a glance. Here’s a list of the better ones you can install right now for free.