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.
A foggy and drizzly Monday morning with chilly temperatures to start the day across the D.C. region.
Is it starting to feel like you're an extra in the movie "Groundhog Day?"
It’s a copy and paste forecast!
It's Wednesday, October 21! Do you know where your shorts are?
Don’t let the gray morning get you down! A taste of mid-September’s sunny warmth is in the forecast this afternoon.
It's a wet start to our Friday and that's just the beginning of what will end up as a dramatically different day compared to Thursday.
Another amazing autumn forecast is being served up on the warm side today.
Plan ahead to spend plenty of time outside Wednesday!
The remnants of Hurricane Delta are out of the picture Tuesday but clouds and some patchy fog may linger for a few more hours.
Grab the umbrella! It will be a rainy Monday as remnants of Hurricane Delta move across parts of the D.C. region.