When in doubt, Chicago turns to WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling and his team to understand the weather. With the Chicago Weather Center app, you will have the latest forecasts and reports on current conditions from Chicago's superman of meteorology with you wherever you go.


* Access to station content specifically for our mobile users
* 250 meter radar, the highest resolution available
* Future radar to see where severe weather is headed
* High resolution satellite cloud imagery
* Current weather updated multiple times per hour
* Daily and Hourly forecasts updated hourly from our computer models
* Ability to add and save your favorite locations
* A fully integrated GPS for current location awareness
* Severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service
* Opt-in push alerts to keep you safe in severe weather

What’s New

Version 5.4.500

Implemented support for active links within video descriptions
A bug caused TV Station notifications to be turned off in the previous version of the app. If you are upgrading from a previous release and wish to receive alerts & notifications, please go to the app's settings screen and re-enable them.
Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements
Removed app store support for iOS 12, users on older operating systems will need to update their operating system to update their apps.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
315 Ratings

315 Ratings

TheBreed_ ,

App Won’t load

I’ve had this app for many years and as of today (when all the storms were rolling through) it hasn’t loaded and it keeps saying “network error”. Luckily I have other apps but this is my main one to check the radar which I love on here. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times and still having the same issue.

funtogo ,

Pop-up of Tom Skilling and someone else

I’ve used the WGN Weather app for quite some time now. It is the best app out of all those in the App Store. But since you added the pop-up picture of Tom Skilling and someone else, every time I use the app I get so disgusted with having to close a window that adds absolutely nothing to the app except irritation before I can get the information I wish. Please remove this feature. I find it totally useless as far as I am concerned. If it remains, I will find another source for my weather information.

AJZebraGirl ,

New map source deceases visual efficiency.

WGN9 weather app is by far my favorite. I access it multiple times a day to see the daily weather forecast and even hourly forecast when rain/storms/snow is moving into my area. The forecast is just as accurate for Lincoln, NE as for Chicago, IL.
I’ve come to rely on and trust this app for weather.

Unfortunately the app recently changed to a different map that is much darker in color for the satellite view and decreases the visual efficiency of the radar. I’ve switched to the other two map view options: Dark is a flat grey map (not too bad) and Light is a flat bright white map (eye piercing even when screen brightness is turn way down).

During active weather events when I want to view radar, I find myself cumbersomely switching between map views and not liking any of them.
Hopefully the app developers will work on the overall quality of the map in satellite view to be more like the previous map source version.

App Privacy

The developer, Tribune Broadcasting Company, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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