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 wrap up the work week and this month of April with a very windy day!
Wednesday was the warmest day so far this year! FOX 5's Sue Palka says we tied the record high temperature yesterday with Dulles hitting 88 degrees.
If you enjoyed Tuesday's summer preview, you're going to love Wednesday's forecast!
Monday morning starts off mostly sunny and a bit cooler with low temperatures in the mid-30s and 40s.
A chilly and sunny Friday with dry skies and highs in the mid-60s.
A breezy and chilly afternoon with highs that will only reach the 50s Thursday following some wild weather with numerous reports of trees and power lines down due to the strong wind gusts.
Keep your eyes on the skies Wednesday as a strong cold front moves through the D.C. region bringing possible showers and a chance for isolated thunderstorms later in the day.
No showers or clouds to greet you Tuesday morning as a ridge of high pressure sets us up for a day of abundant sunshine! FOX 5's Gwen Tolbart says to get ready for the day that will be the "pick of the week" as temperatures rise to the mid-70s. What a treat!
Monday will bring partly cloudy skies with a chance for a few showers mainly to the far south and east of the D.C. region. FOX 5's Jennifer Delgado says most areas will be dry with high temperatures near 70 degrees.
Brrr! It's a chilly morning as overnight temperatures dropped into the mid-30s to the lower 40s.