Mike Janssen is a meteorologist for WGN WeatherCenter and CLTV. Prior to WGN-TV, Mike worked as a meteorologist and reporter at WSIL-TV in Carterville, Illinois, WYIN-TV in Merrillville, Indiana, and WGNO-TV in New Orleans. Mike’s first weekend on-air report in New Orleans occurred just days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana.

Mike grew up in Kankakee County and credits his father David, a former farmer, with getting him interested in weather. He received his degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and later furthered his education in broadcast meteorology through Mississippi State University.

Mike is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society and holds the AMS Seal of Approval.


Recent Articles
  • After a warm and sunny start, rain possible mid-week

    Clear and chilly tonight with lows in the upper 20s inland and lower 30s in the city of Chicago. A little fog is possible. Mostly sunny tomorrow with highs in the upper 30s and wind chills in the lower 30s. Mostly sunny Tuesday with highs in the lower 40s. Clouds increase Wednesday, leading to a slight chance for rain showers in the afternoon when highs reach the mid-40s. Showers increase Wednesday night and become likely for Thursday when highs return […]

  • Sunny skies Sunday, highs in the upper 40s

  • Dense, freezing fog northwest of Chicago could cause dangerous road conditions

    CHICAGO — A patch of dense, freezing fog moving from Chicago and into the northwest could lead to dangerous conditions on the roads Sunday night, as fog lowers visibility and freezes on roads to cause slick conditions. The dense freezing fog was spotted between Rockford and Chicago around 9 p.m. Sunday, and is expected to expand in coverage over the next few hours. Visibility in some areas could get very low, so travelers should take it slow and use caution and […]

  • After cold start, wintry mix likely mid-week

    Mostly clear and cold tonight with lows in the upper teens to lower 20s. Mostly sunny tomorrow with highs in the upper 30s. Mostly sunny Tuesday with a high near 40 degrees. Mostly cloudy Wednesday with scattered rain and snow showers and highs in the upper 30s. Mostly cloudy Thursday with scattered showers in the afternoon when highs return to near 40. Scattered rain and snow showers are in the forecast Friday as temperatures top out in the upper 30s […]

  • Cold but mostly sunny weekend, rain possible mid-week

  • 7-Day Forecast: Temps. in lower 30s, scattered snows Monday

    A cloudy night with scattered rain and snow showers is likely Sunday. As snow becomes more prevalent, the chance for precipitation tapers as temperatures fall into the lower 30s. Monday will be cloudy with scattered light snow showers, especially near the lake. Some rain could mix in as highs reach the mid-30s. Then a mostly cloudy Tuesday brings highs in the lower 30s. Partly sunny Wednesday with highs in the lower 30s. Light snow becomes possible Wednesday night and continues […]

  • Wet weather continues Sunday, temps in the 40s

  • Winter Storm Warning for Chicago-area Sunday: Deteriorating travel conditions, heavy snowfall expected

    CHICAGO — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for a large portion of the Chicago area Sunday (pink-shaded counties on the map.) The warning, which goes into effect at 10 a.m. Sunday, will impact the following Illinois counties:  Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake Lee, Ogle, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, Cook, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy and Will. The warning calling for 4 inches to as much as a foot of heavy wet snow. Winter Weather Advisories for 2 to 4 […]

  • Temperatures fall after mild weekend, mixture of rain and snow likely

  • Temperatures in the 30s, chance of scattered showers this week

    Clouds increase overnight as temperatures drop into the low to mid-20s. Skies become cloudy tomorrow was highs reach the upper 30s. A chance for scattered snow showers arrives tomorrow evening and some lake effect snow remain possible overnight and into early Tuesday morning. Very minor snow accumulation is possible. Colder Tuesday with highs in the mid-30s under partly cloudy skies. Partly sunny Wednesday with highs in the upper 30s. Mostly sunny for Thanksgiving with highs in the lower 40s. Mostly […]