The necn app connects you with top local stories, weather and breaking news.

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

+ Always updated with the latest local news
+ Personalized news alerts
+ 3D touch news widgets on lock screen
+ Watch live streaming content
+ Watch video while you read the story

What's New

Version 5.9.2

+ Watch Live TV on the app. All you need is a login for your cable provider
+ Added wind speed and direction to the hourly forecast
+ Increased the icon size and font in the hourly forecast so it’s more readable
+ Larger play controls in the interactive radar make for easier navigation
+ Bug and crash fixes

Note: This app is only compatible with devices running iOS 9 or later. If you are using an earlier version of iOS, the app will not work after this update.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

200 Ratings

200 Ratings

Not as good as their older weather app


I used the NECN weather app for many years. A year or so ago it started bugging me to upgrade to their full news+weather app. But I liked the weather app so much I put up with and ignored their prompt every day. Recently the old app stopped working so I gave this new one a try. Meh. Not as concise and useable as the old one. Lots more scrolling required to see info that was right up front before (like 10 day forecast). Horizontal scrolling (on hourly, for example) shows less data at a time than old vertical scrolling). MANY more ads interspersed with the data, along with new layout and color scheme, make it harder to pick out the data at a glance. I'll be looking for a better weather app.

Update: I gave it a month to see if it's just my reaction to change. No, the new app just isn't as good, for the reasons I listed above. Just not as quick, easy, and clear as the old one. Too much scrolling, too much clutter. I find that I just don't use it nearly as much as the old one because it's just not that good. Streamline the new one to be more like the old one, and I'll give it another try.

Developer Response

Thank you for your feedback. The weather app wasn’t compatible with iOS 11 and wouldn’t work on updated devices but you can get our exclusive live radar, 10-day forecasts and streamlined weather alerts in our news app. The news app lets you set weather as your home screen to easily access the latest updates and make it feel more like the weather app. We're constantly updating the weather features in the news app and we value your feedback to make the app better. We hope you will continue using it.

Works just ok


I liked the old version but I understand that it could not be updated for the new iOS. However the new version has problems with the weather. The scrolling is very jerky if you change location when it changes the map. Also when you change location the hourly forecast does not change. Try the winter forecast in Boston and Orlando. It will show the same hourly forecast for both. It also does not update the hourly forecast if you reopen it later in the day. The only way around this is to completely terminate the app not just close it.

My favorite local news and weather app


I have been a long time fan of NECN to get my local news and weather. Their app is great and full of information. You can set your preference to weather or news when you open the app. I have notifications set up as well so I can updates on news stories and weather as it happens. Love this app, love this channel!


NBCUniversal Media, LLC
116.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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