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.
We are beginning this Thursday the way we started Wednesday -- with a line of gusty showers and storms.
Scattered overnight and early morning showers and thunderstorms have some of us waking up to wet roads and lingering clouds. FOX 5’s Sue Palka says sun will soon make an appearance though and temperatures will soar later Wednesday!
Strong thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and a few may be severe later in the day Tuesday.
We're waking up this Monday morning to a few clouds but expect to see some sunshine take over as a ridge of high pressure moves our way.
Don't let today's forecast confuse you! Yes it is Friday -- but it will be very similar weather-wise to Thursday!
It's a chilly -- if not cold -- early morning but the sunshine is back! FOX 5's Sue Palka says overnight temperatures dropped into the mid to upper 30s -- but with full sunshine today – we'll warm into the upper-50s to near 60 degrees.
It's a new month but just about the same forecast as Tuesday – and that's no April Fool's Day joke.
A cooler and cloudier day is expected this Tuesday. FOX 5's Sue Palka says it will likely be 15-20 degrees cooler than Monday and sunshine looks to be limited.
Morning fog Monday followed by a pleasant start to the workweek across the D.C. region.
We have made it to the end of the work week!