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
  • Warm but rainy Monday, temperatures in the 50s this week

    Spotty showers become possible later tonight, but most areas will remain dry. It’s a much different story tomorrow with showers becoming likely and some embedded thunderstorms possible. Winds will pick up tomorrow and continue to gust up to 35 mph through Tuesday as much cooler air moves into the region. Temperatures will stay cooler than average through next weekend with rain possible at times. For the latest forecast and more visit wgntv.com/weather.

  • Warm, sunny days continue until temperatures drop next weekend

    For the latest forecast visit wgntv.com/weather.

  • Big drop in temps set to sweep into Chicagoland

    Updates at wgntv.com/weather

  • Temperature swings from 80s down to 60s next week

    For the latest forecast and more visit wgntv.com/weather.

  • Severe storms cause flooding, over 1,000 flight cancellations

    INTERACTIVE RADAR: TRACK SHOWERS, STORMS HERE  CHICAGO — More than 1,000 flights were canceled in Chicago while severe thunderstorms raked portions of Illinois. O’Hare International Airport reported 934 flight cancellations by Friday evening and Midway International Airport reported another 129. Delays of over an hour were reported at O’Hare. Visit flychicago.com for the latest on flight cancellations.   10PM Radar Check: Axis of heaviest rain is starting to slowly sag south. Flash Flood Threat continues along & south of I-80. #INwx […]

  • A sunny start to fall, with high temperatures in the 70s

    For the latest forecast and more visit wgntv.com/weather.

  • Some showers possible Sunday night, summer warmth sticks around next week

    For the latest forecasts and more visit wgntv.com/weather.

  • Another round of warmer weather for the workweek

    Updates at wgntv.com/weather

  • Waukegan residents rescued from homes after severe weather hits northern suburbs

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Another night of severe storms led to flash flooding across the Chicago-area Friday morning, especially in the northern suburbs. In Waukegan, firefighters had to rescue residents trapped in their homes on Helmholz Ave. near Jackson Street. Fire crews had to carry members of a family — including a child — and their pets to safety. On the same street, a man and his 14-year-old son were displaced due to major flooding in their home. Vehicles became submerged […]

  • Thunderstorm Watch issued for Chicago area

    A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for several Chicago area counties until 2 a.m. Counties include Boone, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, La Salle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Winnebago.   A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for counties west of #Chicago. #ilwx https://t.co/R1FQDodqUe — Mike Janssen (@MikeJanssenWX) September 12, 2019 An unstable, moisture-laden atmosphere in the vicinity of a warm front, coupled with a  pronounced radar rotational signature, has prompted the warnings. At 4:15 pm the storm was located near […]

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