I recommend you go with Rachio controller and use the internet weather forecasts instead of a local weather station.
While the local weather station might measure rainfall at your specific location more accurately, I don’t believe the local weather stations are long term reliable and would require comparing their result to the internet weather for verification of approximately accuracy.
While the 1800 series spray heads have been a very popular choice in the past, there are advantages to using a rotating micro finger head that is compatible with the Rainbird pop-ups, such as Hunter MP2000 heads. The advantage of these is a lower precipitation rate (less run off), allows more sprinkler heads on a single 3/4" or 1/2" line, reducing the cost of running the conduits, more efficient use of water saving up to an additional 15-20%, eliminates nembulization or aerosolization of the spray (loss of water carried away in the wind before falling to the ground) compared to the micro finger sprayheads, less water run-off from precipitation rates that can exceed the rate at which soil can absorb the water.
You should have a pressure regulator on your irrigation source to the valves, keeping the pressure to the valves to < 80 psi to avoid damage to the valves.
Also, commercial grade irrigation tubing an be considered when you have areas that can be conveniently fed by a drip system, such as a 2’ plantar area for scrubs/flowers that runs around the perimeter of the house.