The Weather Channel has a brand new Android app that's optimized for tablets, and it's worth checking out. For starters, the redesigned interface is nimble and a breeze to navigate. Weather Channel forecasts are accurate to within 1.5 miles of your location, the company claims, and the app tells you the exact time that rain or snow will start in your area. Localized maps display a variety of helpful weather data, including severe weather bulletins, past and future radar, and tropical cyclone tracking (including hurricanes). The app is free, which means ads. But that's a small price to pay for this great weather guide.