It looks like the weather image you linked to in your original post might include a unique ID for each day of weather. I did a quick search and there are other local new affiliates which use a fixed URL for their weather images.
Note: Access to images from any website are subject to the terms of that particular website. It would be up to you to confirm that they allow you to use the image for your own purposes.
Alternatively, there’s a nice weather widget generator at:
I’ll take a look at the original weather page you link tomorrow and see if it’s a different URL. If so, then they are using a unique ID each day… if not, we can look into why it might not be refreshing.
Nice work! Be sure to check out the edit features of each tile. You can adjust the Media Tile positioning and scaling as part of the latest release. (And can change the Thermostat tile layout to a double height if you use Auto mode frequently)
Regarding the weather tile, I have this successfully loaded into Smartthings and onto my dashboard. However, it does not update unless I manually update it with the older Samsung Classic app. Any idea how to have it update automatically?
WARNING: The WeatherStation 2.0 will likely stop working in February 2019. It is recommended to use the SmartThings provided WeatherStation Tile instead.
I had the same experience with the built-in SmartThings weather device… it seems as though the built-in polling doesn’t seem to work as expected. I installed the community developed Weather Station 2.0 and it has been very reliable. See the note above about SmartWeather Station 2.0 being deprecated.
Just an FYI to anyone who is using the SmartThings community developed SmartWeather Station 2.0 Tile… it will likely break in February due to API changes in the SmartThings platform. The recommended solution at this time is to switch back to the built-in SmartThings provided SmartWeather Station Tile.
Sometimes your local news site will provide a radar (similar to how you can use their forecasts).
Based on a search and some quick tests, I believe the Weather Underground ones can be embedded with a refresh interval specified. You can either use the US level map or you can select a region from the drop down and use the Image Link on the resulting page.
Josh, how are you doing? I really like your local Raleigh ABC fixed URL image. I am trying to find a way to pull different images for hourly, multiple day or a weather radar image but using either a city name or zip code. Do you know of a way to change the URL input to pull a requested image? An example is yours is 4 day for Raleigh. Could a request be done where in the URL has:
One of the neat features of theweather.com/widget is that they support customizing the colors - including transparency for the background color which works well when you want to let your background image of your dashboard shine through a bit.
For finding an image like the Raleigh image from my first post, your best bet is to look at the website of your local news station and see what they offer. You can find more details in the following post (or feel free to post your location here and the community can help you out):
Josh, thank you! I will look at this later today. What I am trying to do is with a latitude/longitude (or city / area) the lat/long could be inserted into the URL and the weather image would be available.