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
  • 7-Day Forecast: Humidity drops, returns with storms possible Thursday

    Partly cloudy, warm and humid tonight with a low in the mid-70s and a very slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm late. Still humid tomorrow with widely scattered showers and storms possible under partly sunny skies. Highs tomorrow are forecast to reach the upper 80s inland, but upper 70s at the lakefront. Mostly sunny and less humid Tuesday with highs in the lower 80s inland, but mid-70s lakeside. Mostly sunny Wednesday with an inland high near 80, but mid-70s […]

  • 7-Day Forecast: Heat continues, mostly sunny with some storms possible

    Clear, mild and dry tonight with lows in the mid-60s. Mostly sunny and more humid tomorrow with highs in the lower 90s. A cold front Monday night brings a slight chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms that lingers into early Tuesday morning. After starting partly cloudy, skies become sunny for Tuesday afternoon with highs in the mid-80s inland, but mid-70s at the lakefront. Sunny and warm Wednesday with inland highs in the mid-80s and mid-70s lakeside. Clouds and humidity increase […]

  • T-Storms Sunday, temps in 80s for most of week

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  • Excessive Heat Warning continues for Chicago area, parts of Indiana into Sunday evening

    Update 5PM CDT… The Excessive Heat Warning has been extended into Sunday evening for most of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana including the city of Chicago The Excessive Heat Warning is now in effect for essentially all of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana including the city of Chicago into Sunday evening. Daytime heat indices will run 100 to 110-degrees, even higher in a few locations, while nighttime temperatures will drop no lower than the mid 70s (outlying areas) to lower […]

  • Dangerously hot temps on Saturday, rain possible Sunday

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  • 7-Day Forecast: Temperatures rise into a hot and humid weekend

    Tonight’s forecast is mostly clear to partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. Clouds gradually increase tomorrow as a breeze off the lake helps to keep temperatures cooler than average with inland highs in the upper 70s, but lower 70s lakeside. Scattered showers and thunderstorms return Monday night and could play a part in the Tuesday morning commute. Storms will continue to be likely on and off Tuesday with another significant round of storms possible Tuesday evening and overnight. […]

  • Partly cloudy skies Sunday with high near 80

  • 7-Day Forecast: Heat breaks after Monday, but rain could be on the way

    Mostly clear, very warm and humid tonight with lows in the upper 70s. Hot and humid tomorrow with highs in the lower 90s and heat indices in the mid-90s to near 100. Clouds increase heading into the afternoon and a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms moves into the region as well. A chance for scattered showers and storms continues Monday night and into Tuesday. Tuesday will be much cooler with inland highs in the upper 70s, but upper 60s […]

  • Heat, humidity and rains return Monday

  • Hot, hot, hot weekend continues