Hi, I'm Caitlin Roth, from the FOX 5 Weather Team. I'm a meteorologist hailing from the Philadelphia suburbs, which was actually my most recent stop in TV. While there, I was a weekend meteorologist and co-host with morning traffic fill-in.
The Blizzard of '96 that brought 30 inches of snow to the Philadelphia area first piqued my interest in weather.
I attended Penn State University, where I received my degree in meteorology. Most recently, I was awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist certification from the American Meteorological Society.
While still at Penn State, I got my start broadcasting the weather at Accuweather in State College, Pennsylvania.
From there, I headed to WOWT in Omaha, Nebraska, and experienced everything from 110 mph straight-line winds to -30 degree wind chills.
No tornado sightings, though.
Then I headed back to the East Coast, joining WTXF and the FOX 29 weather team in Philly. While not working, you'll find me learning everything there is to know about D.C., Virginia and Maryland -- from the roads to the sports teams.
I love to be outdoors and try to be active as possible, from hiking and running to traveling-- especially any area's hidden gems.
Get ready for a big change in the forecast Friday! It will feel like a completely different season around the D.C. region (A Taste of Fall!) after Thursday's record breaking heat.
Another hot and humid day Thursday with highs in the mid-90s and the possibility of late afternoon and evening thunderstorms.
The heat is back on Wednesday and Thursday in the D.C. area!
It may be the second week of September but it is still very much summer!
What a refreshing change for Thursday! High pressure builds in as the sun shines and a comfortable breeze blows out of the northwest.
We're in the dog days of summer and our warm, humid and unsettled pattern continues into Thursday. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with high humidity and temperatures that will peak in the mid-to-upper 80s this afternoon.