Hi there! My name is Mike Thomas and I am the newest addition to the FOX 5 Weather Team. I am the meteorologist weekday mornings from 4 to 6 a.m.
I am a local product, growing up in Prince Georges County and enjoying all that the Washington area has to offer. My love for meteorology grew from the extreme weather we often see here in the Mid-Atlantic.
Hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards…we get them all! I graduated from DeMatha in Hyattsville, Maryland and attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to study physics and mathematics before finishing my degree at Penn State University in meteorology.
Before joining FOX 5, I was a meteorologist for Commodity Weather Group in Bethesda, Maryland. One of the top forecasting firms for commodities on the New York Stock Exchange, my time there helped me to hone both my forecast and communication skills.
While it was a great experience, it's nice to come “home” to the FOX 5 family as I was an intern for Tony Perkins and Tucker Barnes back in 2011! When not in the studio, you can usually find me being active on the lacrosse field or doing something to stay active.
I'm a huge hockey fan, with my favorite team being the Pittsburgh Penguins (forgive my family roots). I root for the Steelers as well, which leads to lots of friendly trash talking with Tucker Barnes on a daily basis.
It's a typically chilly but bright December morning as we're back to full sunshine Thursday.
It's another partly to mostly sunny morning Wednesday but if you live in northern or central Maryland -- or West Virginia -- it's possible you may wake up to a light dusting of snow in a few places.
The sun returns Tuesday with a typical December chill in the air along with a brisk wind out of the northwest.
We’re tracking some possible winter weather around the area Monday with some light morning scattered showers and some possible late-day snowflakes mixed with rain.
A chilly day for all the Black Friday shoppers who will be out standing in line hoping to get bargains.
Here at FOX 5 we're all giving thanks that the weather hasn't been as wild here as in other parts of the country on this Thanksgiving!
We're on the lookout for some scattered morning showers Wednesday but the good news is that temperatures are mild and the showers won't last long!
A few days before Thanksgiving our FOX 5 Pay It Forward crew hit the streets with Easterns Automotive Group. In hand, $100 gift cards to help our faithful viewers with their Thanksgiving Day meal preparation.
It's a typically chilly November morning but nice and bright with temperatures ranging from 35 to 40 degrees.
We're starting the workweek with mostly sunny skies and finally a break in those gusty winds.