The new and improved First Alert Weather app is a great addition to your collections of apps on your smartphone or tablet.

Released just last week, we have vastly improved the layout and ease of use of the free application.

As Hurricane Matthew approaches the Southeast coast, you can track the system with the same tools the Cleveland 19 First Alert Weather team has at its disposal.

If you don’t have the app, search “WOIO¬†Weather” in your app store or tap here on your smartphone or tablet and download the app.

Once you open the app, scroll down until you see the live, interactive radar and open it by tapping “See More >” at the top right of the radar image.

Inside the radar, tap the stacked menu next to the current time.

Inside the settings, tap “Tropical Tracks” under the “Overlays” section.

When you return to the radar, pinch and pull the screen to find the system.

The app is a very convenient way to see the weather forecast, live radar for your neighborhood and weather videos at any time, not just when a hurricane threatens.

Thank you for choosing WOIO!

Copyright 2016 WOIO. All rights reserved.