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.
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.
It was a wintry Wednesday across much of the region this week with areas in the Poconos receiving as much as 5″ of snow, but the warmer air is going to take over as we get ready for more precipitation, this time in the form of rain.
While Philly and the immediate suburbs in Pennsylvania and Jersey are likely to see little to no real snow accumulation, that is not the case the farther to the north you go.
Snow amounts with this system are going to be pretty light for everyone involved, but the highest amounts could be near the Shore Points and in the Poconos.
When fans sit around and discuss playoff football, the inevitable conversation comes up of what kind of weather do we want for game time.
It was a messy morning for plenty of folks around the Philly area with the heaviest snow and toughest travel conditions coming down in areas north of the city.
The temperature fluctuations from the end of last week and through the weekend have caused issues along the Delaware River as was expected due to the melting and refreezing we have seen.
It was nice while it lasted but colder temperatures have now filtered back into the region and we could be watching a new system get ready to slide into the region early this week that could drop some snow over the region.
Temperatures are likely to fall as much as 20 to 30 or more degrees in only 24 hours across the area.
It was a frigid start to the month of January and we had almost a full 2 weeks in many areas where high temperatures in the afternoon never made it above the freezing mark.
Thursday’s Nor’easter has been wrecking havoc along the eastern seaboard for the last four days almost and we got the brunt of the system in South Jersey yesterday.
A strong Nor’easter tore through parts of the area, mainly coastal New Jersey on Thursday, leaving blizzard reports and incredible snow amounts in its wake.
The Winter Storm Warning for the Philly metro area is expected to be in effect until 7 p.m. tonight and the Blizzard Warning for coastal New Jersey and Delaware is also expected to remain in effect until 7 p.m. this evening.
Our set-up is coming together decently in the southern U.S. for a potent system to develop and move into the region starting tonight.
Arctic air has been blasting the region throughout the Holiday Season and as we turned the page to 2018 it continues to wreak havoc on much of the area.
If you are planning on going to the Eagles game, make sure to dress appropriately with heavy jackets, hats and gloves.
Mother Nature has thrown us a curve ball and we were dealing with very mild air sitting over the region to start out the most recent work week.
Starting today, the upper air pattern across the eastern U.S. is going to change enough that warmer air should be brought in on the back of some westerly and southwesterly winds.
The low which will travel up the coastline this morning will start to kick off the snow in the area after lunchtime.
After a strong arctic cold front pulled through the region on Tuesday afternoon, frigid air will remain settled over the region for the next 4 to 5 days as high temperatures remain below average and even below 40° during the afternoon hours until the second half of the weekend when we finally rebound a small amount.