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.
A cloudy morning but a sunny Wednesday afternoon with comfortable temperatures in the 80s!
A cool and cloudy Tuesday with highs in the upper-70s to low-80s and the possibility of a late day shower.
After a rainy Sunday we’re off to a sunny, warm and dry start to the workweek this Monday with highs in the 80s!
Thursday's severe storms have ushered in a quiet weather pattern that will keep us storm-free and rid of the 90s this weekend and for the next several days!
More severe storms, damaging winds and heavy downpours are possible across parts of the D.C. region Thursday.
We’re winding down our last week of our hottest month with yet another day in the low-to-mid-90s.
The nice weather returns on Friday with low temps in the 60s which is a real treat for July.
A heavy haze will be present in the skies over the D.C. region again Wednesday as smoke particles from devastating wildfires in parts of the Pacific Northwest hang over the area.
A hot and hazy Tuesday with low humidity, dry skies and highs in the low-90s!
A mix of clouds and sun Monday with high temperatures in the upper-80s!