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
  • Winter Weather Advisory for far west, north portions of Chicago area

    Accumulating snow is expected across the Chicago area Sunday and Sunday night with heaviest amounts of two to four inches along and west of Interstate-39 as well as counties adjacent to the Illinois-Wisconsin state line, where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect. One to three inches of snow is forecast for the remainder of the Chicago area. Snow will be steady and accumulate some on less-traveled roads, while main highways will be more apt to be in better shape. […]

  • Week starts with light snow, wintry mix likely Wednesday

    For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather.

  • Snow Sunday, temps in upper 20s

    For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather.

  • Snowfall into Sunday, highs in the 20s

  • Slick roads cause crashes, wintry mix could lead to messy commute Monday evening

    For the latest weather updates, visit wgntv.com/weather. Flurries and freezing drizzle are still possible for a while longer Sunday night, and could still lead to some slick roadways. The forecast calls for dry conditions during the Monday morning commute, but things will change in the afternoon and especially during the evening hours. A wintry mix of light freezing rain and snow is expected to lift into the region during the afternoon hours and ramp up in the evening, before continuing overnight […]

  • Snow on the way, highs in the 20s Sunday

  • Temperatures climb Monday, light rain ahead of cooldown

    Cloudy, with areas of fog tonight and a rising chance for rain. Light showers are likely by tomorrow morning as a cold front sweeps into the area. We’ll be much cooler behind the front Tuesday. We then will watch for multiple chances for wintry mix to move through the region. Wintry mix, with the potential for freezing rain and sleet, is expected Tuesday evening through early Wednesday morning and then again Wednesday evening through Thursday. Light snow is also possible […]

  • Rain, clouds and fog Sunday; high of 46

  • Dangerous, record-setting cold with wind chills of -50 possible this week

    A blast of arctic air will bring record-breaking cold to the Chicago region this week, with air temperatures hitting -20 degrees, and extreme, dangerous wind chills as low as -50 degrees possible. Temperatures will begin to drop Monday as arctic air falling south out of Canada moves into the area, and continue to fall Tuesday, reaching the lower single digits for the morning commute, and hitting below zero by the time people head home, with wind chills of -20 to -30 […]

  • Overnight snow, freezing drizzle could lead to slick morning commute

    A Winter Weather Advisory and a Winter Storm Warning are in effect across most of the region through Monday at 6:00 p.m. An estimated 2-9″ of snow accumulation is expected, with the heaviest amounts near the IL/WI state line. The bulk of the snow will fall overnight, but continue into the morning commute. Snow could be heavy at times tonight with snowfall rates of 1-1.5″ per hour. Light snow and drizzle or freezing drizzle are likely at times tomorrow along […]

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