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 4.10.2705

* performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

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.

Mrs. Wiggy ,

What happened?

Born and raised in Chicago, WGN has been my go to for accurate weather forecasting, thanks to Tom Skilling, in my opinion. I moved to Florida 5 years ago and was happy to discover the WGN weather app. I still enjoy checking the weather in Chicago and other areas of the country where I have family and friends. The app worked beautifully until recently. Now when I tap the app, nothing!! I have to delete app and add it again, only to have the same thing happen! I’m fairly surprised that this is going unfixed. I have always had iPhones and have never had difficulty until lately.
I hope somehow the bugs get worked out and the app is restored to its past excellence.

R13green ,

Ruined by June 2019 update

This was my go-to app, but the recent update changed my mind. It’s harder to read and navigate. The severe weather alert colors have changed; severe thunderstorms used to be yellow and tornadoes used to be red. We are under a severe thunderstorm watch right now but the alert is red, which startled me because I mistook it for a tornado watch! There is a pretty big difference between the two! On top of that, the alert colors are so bright that I cannot see the actual radar underneath, and I haven’t found a way to make them more transparent. I know developers rarely revert back to older versions of an app after an update but why’d you change what wasn’t broken?


82.2 MB

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


English, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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