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 have arrived at the end of the workweek on a roll! Get ready for a near repeat of the wonderful weather we enjoyed on Thursday.
We're waking up to another chilly morning in the 40s and 50s to energize you for what is shaping up to be a very nice Thursday!
A chill is in the air early on this Wednesday morning along with plenty of cloud cover and some showers north and east of the District. FOX 5’s Sue Palka says look for pre-dawn temperatures ranging from 46 to 57 degrees.
The feel of October returns Tuesday after a summerlike 84 degrees on Monday.
A cloudy start to Monday morning as mild temperatures move our direction before evening showers are likely to head our way. FOX 5's Mike Thomas says we can expect an unsettled early week with clouds and rain possible through Wednesday.
Fall temperatures are finally here! FOX 5's Sue Palka says cooler temperatures mean we're ready to sack summer which means Friday night football -- or anything else you're doing outside after sunset -- may require a jacket!
After a record-shattering Wednesday where all time record highs in the upper-90s were set around D.C., Maryland and Virginia we're taking a break from 'Hot-ober!'
October has arrived but we still need to wait a few more days for that "fall feel" to take hold across the D.C. region.
A cool start to the workweek Monday across the D.C. region with clouds and the possibility of a passing shower or two.
After a comfortably cool morning with temperatures in the 50s across the D.C. suburbs we can expect another sun-filled September day! FOX 5’s Sue Palka says highs across the region should top out in the low to mid 80s Wednesday.