Keeping an eye on weather conditions can save your life if you live in a region where tornados, flash floods, and severe thunderstorms or heat waves are a part of your natural life, but nature is unpredictable and the earlier you can be warned of hazardous weather, the better. The WRAL Desktop Weather 2.0 software program, when downloaded and installed on your computer, will provide you with a text crawl weather warning just like you see on News programs on television, with a preceding audible alarm sound before the text crawl begins, providing you with the earliest of warnings. This desktop weather program is continually updated and has a small, dark blue square interface window when opened. Unopened, the program sits unobtrusively in the background on your task bar displaying the temperature, where it can be opened with just one click of your mouse. The program features all the current weather conditions, displays the current temperatures for you, and brings you breaking news alerts from WRAL.com. National and local weather maps with zooming views are also featured and the US National Weather Service provides your severe weather watches and warnings.