Meteorologist and weather producer Matt Peterson joined the Eyewitness News weather team on CBS 3 and The CW Philly in April, 2017.
Matt, a Bucks County native, returned to the Philadelphia area after spending two years as a weekend meteorologist in Little Rock, Arkansas at KARK-TV/KLRT-TV, the NBC and Fox station affiliates respectively. Previously, Matt began his career in 2012 in Sioux City, Iowa, where he was the morning meteorologist at KCAU-TV, the ABC affiliate there, for three years. While in Sioux City, Matt covered extreme cold weather in the winter and severe storms in the spring, including EF-3 and EF-4 tornadoes.
A graduate of Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School, Matt went on to attend Penn State University, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Meteorology. During his time at Penn State, Matt forecast weather for CNET Channel 7.
In his free time, Matt enjoys being outdoors. His hobbies include running and playing golf.
Over the next 5-7 days, we are going to watch for drier weather overall, but a few spotty shower or thunderstorm chances will be in the mix from time to time.
As the Philadelphia and surrounding areas brace for more rain, we are prepping for chances of flooding as we head through the coming weekend.
While most of New Jersey was not caught up in the worst of the strong and severe storms, a rare phenomena, called a “Meteotsunami” occurred off the coast of Atlantic City Tuesday night.
The biggest threats at this time are going to be strong winds followed by a chance for some hail.
We are looking to round 2 of possible severe weather as we push into the Mother’s Day Weekend.
After a gorgeous week with very Spring-like weather it looks as though Mother Nature is going to throw a curve ball at us for Mother’s Day.
There’s a true chance of severe storms today, as a Slight Risk of severe weather has been issued for the region.
Summer-like temperatures and record breaking heat are taking over the forecast starting today.
Tornadoes usually form in the Midwest in an area dubbed “Tornado Alley.”
With all of this talk of cold air just remember to keep the t-shirts handy, you’ll likely be able to break them out in just a few days!
We could finally see some temperature much closer to normal and eventually even close to 70°.
This year it is going to be a cold afternoon for baseball.
After having the second snowiest March on record, we could use a dose of some Spring weather for the month of April.
March of 2018 is definitely one that we will soon be looking to forget thanks to heavy snow and the cold temperatures that we just could not shake.
A messy start to April is on tap as another dose of Winter Weather makes its way ythrough the region starting on Sunday night and lasting through the morning hours on Monday.
It has been a roller coaster to start 2018 in the Philly area.
It has been a messy March across the entire Northeast as 4 Nor’easters have pummeled the region from DC up to Boston.
The time of peak snowfall today has been foretasted to be in the 1-5PM time frame
As we get ready to start spring officially on Tuesday afternoon, we are also bracing for the potential of the fourth nor’easter of the month of March.
This weekend temperatures will remain on the cooler side.
Another week, another chance for a Nor’easter and snowfall across the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys, as well as the Jersey Shore and Poconos.
The saying that March comes in like a lion has not been truer for Philly and much of Northeast United States than it has to start out the month in 2018.
As advertised, our second nor’easter of March is working its way into the Tri-State area.
Even as we continue to deal with the aftermath of last week’s system, there is no rest for the weary as another strong, albeit not quite as powerful system looks to push into the region as early as late on Tuesday.
So far this week the forecast has really been to almost everyone’s liking thanks to sunshine and the temperatures that have remained above normal.
It was a quick dose of Spring weather in the middle of the work week as we saw record high temperatures across many parts of the area, before a boundary pulled across the region and temperatures regressed to the rainy weather.
The start of 2018 was extremely cold with the first week of January seeing temperatures that stayed well below normal and even below freezing for quite some time.
Temperatures have been back and forth for the last week, with highs peaking yesterday in the 60s and then a chance for snow this coming weekend.
The rain has since moved out but the effects of the heavy rain we had over the weekend are still being felt.
A system that was more reminiscent of early Spring rather than the middle of winter rolled across the Delaware Valley and the surrounding areas this weekend and it left some really messy weather in its wake.