The NBC 12 Weather App has now become a great resource for lightning detection. When checking the radar/map portion of the app, be sure to turn on the lightning layer to see if any lightning is in the area.
The latest feature is lightning alerts. When activated, the app will send you a notification the moment any lightning occurs within five miles of your location. Watch the above video as NBC12 meteorologist Andrew Freiden guides you on how to ensure your settings in the app are correct.
Don't worry about receiving too many notifications. A timer will ensure that you receive no more than one notification every 10 minutes. You can turn lightning alerts on or off by downloading the latest update of our app and heading to the settings menu.