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
  • Sunny but cold and breezy week ahead

  • Expect rain Sunday evening, highs in the 50s

  • Storms moving through the area, cooldown next week

  • A rainy Sunday with highs in the mid-60s

  • Warm temperatures, but rain possible throughout the week

    Showers are likely tonight with thunderstorms possible as lows fall into the mid-50s. Scattered showers drift gradually fade tomorrow with some afternoon sunshine. Highs range from the upper 60s far north to mid-80s far south. Strong to severe storms are then possible tomorrow evening. Rain remains possible into Tuesday morning. Some afternoon sun, but highs stay in the upper 60s. A few showers and storms are possible under partly sunny skies Wednesday. Breezy south, southwest winds help to push highs […]

  • Showers Sunday, big temperature swings to come

  • Strong storms hit Chicago area, damage reported

    Severe weather moved through the Chicago area Tuesday afternoon. Widespread damage was reported including downed trees and downed power lines. ComEd reported there were over 6,600 customers without power in the area north of downtown Chicago and 24,600 without power in the area west. Many families along the Fox River were left without electricity. However, many were grateful the damage to their homes wasn’t worse. Storm damage from Huntley, IL @MorganKolkmeyer, @CherylScottWX, @MeganGlaros, @AliciaRomanNBC pic.twitter.com/rU5rUJCJAW — Kurt Roberts (@KRoberts910) September […]

  • Comfortable fall temperatures, some risk of storms this week

    Here’s this week’s forecast: Mostly clear tonight with lows in the mid to upper 50s. Clouds increase tomorrow leading to a chance for spotty showers in the afternoon when highs reach the upper 60s to lower 70s. A better chance for scattered showers arrives Monday night. Scattered showers remain in the forecast under partly sunny skies on Tuesday when highs climb into the upper 70s. A chance for thunderstorms increases in the afternoon and evening with strong to severe storms […]

  • Sunny with highs in the lower 70s

  • Last week of summer will be warm and mostly sunny

    Mostly clear tonight with areas of patchy fog and lows in the upper 60s. Scattered clouds tomorrow with inland highs in the upper 80s, but upper 70s lakeside. Partly cloudy Tuesday with a few showers and thunderstorms possible as inland highs reach the mid-80s, but lakeside highs stay in the upper 70s. Partly sunny Wednesday with scattered shower and storms and highs in the mid-70s to near 80. Partly cloudy Thursday with spotty storms possible as highs climb into the […]