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.
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.
Multiple low pressure systems are set to move through the region starting today with a potent cold front that should sweep across the Philly region in the early part of the afternoon.
The Thanksgiving holiday, as we all know is always a huge travel time for the entire country.
Most of November has been cold across the region but we got a quick reprieve from those cooler temperatures on Thursday afternoon.
A relatively potent cold front will slide into the region starting on Thursday.
It is not too often that we are talking about tropical systems whether they are tropical storms or hurricanes in the month of November, but we could be looking down the barrel of our 17th named storm by the end of the day today.
Halloween night is always a night that kids look forward to all year-long and the weather is always an integral part of how much we can enjoy this holiday where we get to just eat all the candy we want.
The current hurricane season has put into perspective how at risk the coastlines of the United States are.
The pattern really begins to change as we progress into the evening and overnight hours on Saturday into Sunday.
It is going to be a busy week in the weather department, especially for the first few days.
Most of the rain for Thursday happening before the daylight hours of the morning, but a few lingering areas of scattered showers are likely as we move throughout the afternoon.
The month of October is usually filled with thoughts of hot cider and pumpkin patches and Halloween night where you need to wear a sweatshirt under your costume.
Winter weather forecasting folklore is as old as meteorology itself.
A cold front tried to make its way across the region on Thursday afternoon and it did manage to spawn a couple of rain showers here and there through the night but overall the front stayed just to the north of Philadelphia.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, but usually as we head into the month of October we start to turn our attention away from the tropics and start to focus on long-range forecasts for the winter time.
As we progress through the first full week of the month of October, many of us start to look for signs of cooler temperatures and Fall conditions.
Our lovely stretch of Fall weather continues Friday and into the coming weekend as well, so make sure you are keeping the jackets handy at times.
For the first time in about a week, temperatures are going to be back on the cooler side of things as a more Fall-like pattern sets up over the Delaware Valley.
After starting out the month of September on a nice cool Fall-like note, we had a dose of Summer time heat to start out the actual Fall Season for the just about the last week or so.
As we all know Fall officially started last Friday afternoon, but since the second half of last week, we have felt anything but Fall-Like.
It will be a warm start to the Fall season as we look for temperatures at times this weekend to push up near 90 degrees!
Hurricane Jose, a Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, continues its trek to the north in the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Currently Jose should regain its hurricane force strength by the end of the day on Friday.
Storm water runoff from rain and thunderstorms is the number one cause of pollution to waterways in urban environments.
For the first time in almost 100 years today, a solar eclipse will cut across the United States.
There are currently three systems we are tracking in the tropics.
A few scattered thunderstorms came through the region this morning and while there is a small chance for a few pop up storms in the afternoon, in general we are likely to actually see some sunshine break through the clouds at times.
Low pressure is forecasted to sweep across the region today spawning rain and thunderstorms all day long.