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.
Some of us will wake up to the rumbling of thunder and more heavy downpours again this Thursday morning.
Keep the rain gear and your FOX 5 Weather App handy Wednesday as we expect an unsettled day as thunderstorms develop.
Tuesday will be very similar to Monday as we start with sunshine and a seasonably warm morning -- then watch for a few thunderstorms in the afternoon.
A sunny and hot start to the workweek Monday in the D.C. region.
Another day of storms is expected for parts of the D.C. region Friday. The threat of more heavy rain also brings flooding concerns to areas that were already hit hard earlier in the week as Tropical Storm Isaias moved up the coast.
Thunderstorms and flooding concerns have returned to the D.C. region Thursday.
It's calm and quiet with mostly clear skies Wednesday – one day after Tropical Storm Isaias roared across the region bringing heavy rain, wind and flooding conditions.
Tropical Storm Isaias ravaged the mid-Atlantic with heavy rain, flooded roadways and gusty winds that resulted in at least three confirmed tornadoes in Southern Maryland on Tuesday.
All eyes are on Hurricane Isaias as we begin the week in the D.C. region. FOX 5's Mike Thomas says the storm has the potential to bring heavy rain and damaging flooding conditions to parts of the area Tuesday.
Finally, a break in our run of the 90s provided by rain and storms that will continue off and on through the day and night.