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’ll have one more day of humidity and temperatures in the 90s around the D.C. region before we can welcome in some heat relief on Friday and into the weekend!
It was quite the atmospheric battle Tuesday afternoon as severe storms featuring hail and prolific lightning blew up quickly and pummeled the sizzling temperatures that were in the 90s down into the 70s.
It's officially a heat wave as Monday's record-tying 98 degrees was our third day in a row at or above 90 degree.
The heat is on! Get ready for a scorching hot and humid start to the workweek as the heat wave continues.
The aptly named "dog days of summer" are upon us. It’s the time of years when the brightest start in the night sky, Sirius, commonly referred to as the Dog Star, starts to brighten the morning sky across the Northern Hemisphere.
As we finish up the work week we expect another day with plenty of humidity and warm temperatures in the upper 80s.
We're in the dog days of summer and our warm, humid and unsettled pattern continues into Thursday. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with high humidity and temperatures that will peak in the mid-to-upper 80s this afternoon.
We’ll see more sunshine today compared to Tuesday, along with high humidity, which will persist through the weekend.
We’re in for a cloudy day in the D.C. area on Tuesday, with scattered showers arriving around lunchtime and the threat of stronger storms arriving late in the afternoon and evening.
FOX 5 presents the morning forecast for Aug. 13, 2019.