WGN-TV Chicago Weather 4+

Tribune Broadcasting Company

Designed for iPad

    • Free



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 5.15.406

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
422 Ratings

422 Ratings

SC user 127 ,

What happened?

The WGN weather app has been my favorite for as long as I can remember so I would normally give it five stars. What happened?? I am looking at it right now. The satellite shows no rain over me. The hourly says no rain and I’m looking out the window at pouring rain. I have noticed for several weeks now that I have to constantly close it out and re-open it to get anything to work. Don’t know what the developers did to update it a month ago but it’s terrible. Now I’ve had to start looking at other weather apps and they are not my favorite, but at least the satellite is working correctly. Please fix this, so this can be my favorite again.

JerseyGirl187 ,

My Favorite Weather App No Matter Where You Live

After spending all of my childhood and most of my adult life in the Chicago area, I moved to the east coast a few years ago. One of the first things I missed was WGN Weather, which has always been exemplary. I was so happy to find this app, which is ALWAYS the most accurate for my weather in the Philadelphia area. Sadly, there is no one even close to Tom Skilling and his team elsewhere in the country. They don’t get that a weather report is NOT simply reading out the temperatures on a map. The WGN Weather Team actually EXPLAINS it to you. Kudos to WGN, Tom Skilling, and the entire WGN weather team for doing the best weather in the country! Of course this app will not explain it to you the way the professionals at WGN Weather do it on WGN TV, but at this app will give you the most accurate weather available anywhere. Full Stop.

ChuckieMac ,

Advertising is out of control

I live in Chicago and have used this app several times a day for years. I got used to the interface and hated when I tried other weather apps. However, with the latest update, there’s a 10-second delay after opening while the app displays a full-screen ad. It also displays that ad again if the app loses focus and you go back into it.

That’s an unacceptable delay, and it has cost you a user (and four stars) — I just uninstalled and switched to Weatherology, which provides the same reliable information without the delay and in a format I’ve decided I actually like. The radar, which has always been the best part of the WGN app, is the same quality.

Just as Tom Skilling is retiring, so too is this app. Goodbye, WGN Weather.

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

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