The NBC 5 Chicago app connects you with top local stories and weather, breaking news, live TV and investigative journalism.

+ Exclusive live radar
+ Forecasts for your region
+ Weather alerts based on your location
+ 10-day forecasts & hourly forecasts
+ Complete school weather closings

+ Personalized news alerts
+ Watch live NBC 5 newscasts, NBC shows and streaming content
+ 3D touch news widgets on lock screen
+ Watch video while you read the story

+ Award-winning NBC 5 Investigates stories that get results
+ NBC 5 Responds solves your consumer problems and fights to get your money back

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What’s New

Version 6.13

+ Bug fixes and user experience improvements

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Mikeh1993 ,

Love it.

I love the app, but there are drawbacks. The weather portion is the part I love the best, especially the live radar, which is great when storms are rolling through the area. The news portion is the part I hate the most, because it will send alerts often, even if they are turned off, although it’s not as bad as it used to be, it still happens once a week, but that’s not enough to make me remove the app though.

I also like that I can watch live newscasts as well, especially with the weather and like how something weather related shown on TV at various times appears in the app within a few minutes.

Mrs. Hopeful ,


I like to be informed daily of the local, national, and international news. The news stories are interesting and informative. However, I do wish there would be more positive happy stories told leaving the public the network serves ending the news at the end of the day on a positive note. The magic of the holidays during that special time of year should be felt in the news throughout the year. I have spoken to several Family members and friends who rarely watch the news anymore, because of daily violence, negative politics, taking the place of real life heartwarming stories. So when we tuck our children in bed every night after reading a feel good story, we say “Pleasant dreams.” Shouldn’t the adults have the same happy positive dreams at the close of their day every night when they sleep? I would like to believe that could be true. Pleasant stories! Pleasant dreams to all and good night.

lsdfghklpoytes ,

Mixed thoughts

I’m trying to like the weather part but it has some real issues. For example when I look at the 5 day forecast at the same time I’m watching the 5 day forecast on the tv broadcast they are not the same! Brant keeps saying you see exactly the same on the app - NOT. The real-time radar seems to lack behind live tv by about 10-15 minutes when watching both at the same time.

Right now the DAILY forecast (June 6) says a high of 84 but the HOURLY forecast never gets beyond 77. Very inconsistent. Which is correct?

So I’m not sure what’s going on here. It seems that the radar and forecast feeds are different for the live tv and this app. In fact when you zoom way out on the radar you can find different radar sites across the country. That leads me to believe it is some sort of national data feed and not Chicago specific. Certainly not what the nbc 5 weather team is saying.


NBCUniversal Media, LLC
115.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


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