Is It Going To Rain Today? The Answer Is Either ‘Yes’ Or ‘No’

happy-rain-umbrella-by-Tony-the-Misfit.jpg Have you ever wanted to walk out your door for the day and know if you were going to need your umbrella?

7-day local forecastscan be helpful, but sometimes you just want a Yes or No answer as to whether it’s going to rain or not. Right?

Well, then here’s a good site for you: Is It Going To Rain?

Dang! That site doesn’t work anymore. Your next best option is to check the Weather Channel Hourly Forecast for your area. Just change the Zip Code in the URL to the area where you are. You can see the chance of precipitation hour by hour. Or… try the smartphone app called Rain Alarm. It warns you about any type of precipitation (rain, snow or hail) via notification, vibration or sound.

Using the Is It Going To Rain site, simply punch in your zip code and you will get a quick answer as to whether it is going to rain or not — based on where you are:

  • Yes – means you have rain coming.
  • No – means you don’t have rain coming.
  • Maybe – means you should probably take the umbrella.

It’s as simple as that!


More About Rain Probabilities

#1 – Soon, you may be able to tell if it’s going to rain or not from your toothpaste dispenser.

The dispenser would send out 1 of 3 types of toothpastes depending on the weather — one for colder, one for warmer, and a third for a chance of rain.


#2 – Did you know?… If a forecast for a given county says that there is a 40% chance of rain this afternoon, then there is a 40% chance of rain at any point in the county from NOON to 6PM local time.

It does not mean (1) that 40% of the area will be covered by precipitation at given time in the given forecast area or (2) that you will be seeing precipitation 40% of the time in the given forecast area  for the given forecast time period. Source


#3 – Common precipitation terms:

  • Slight chance = 20% chance
  • Chance = 30 to 50% chance
  • Likely = 60 to 70% chance

Must Read: What A Chance Of Rain Really Means


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Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

My love for coins and numismatics began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I'm a member of both the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG). I've also been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years. I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about coins, weather, travel, health, food, and living green.

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