Matt Peterson

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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.

Another Nor’easter Possible Next Week

This weekend temperatures will remain on the cooler side.

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Third Nor’easter Of March Works Into Philly Area Tonight

Another week, another chance for a Nor’easter and snowfall across the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys, as well as the Jersey Shore and Poconos.


Is Nor’easter Number Three On The Way For The Northeast?

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.


Second Nor’easter Of March Expected To Dump Heavy Snow On Region

As advertised, our second nor’easter of March is working its way into the Tri-State area.


2nd Nor’easter Of March Set To Plow Through Region Midweek

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.


Strong Coastal System Set To Develop Thursday Afternoon

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.


Wet Weekend In Store For Region

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. 


Mid-Winter Thaw Brings Record Breaking Temperatures Next Couple Days

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.


Weather Roller Coaster Continues This Weekend And Into Next Week

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.


Flood Warning Continues For Rancocas Creek Even As Waters Recede

The rain has since moved out but the effects of the heavy rain we had over the weekend are still being felt.


Slowly Drying Out After A Drenching Weekend

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.


From White As Snow To Damp And Dreary

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.


Another Messy Winter System To Make Its Mark On The Region

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.

CBS 3–02/06/2018

Winter Weather Returns To The Delaware Valley

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.

CBS 3–01/29/2018

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Warm Vs. Cold Weather: The Never-Ending Battle Of What Is Better For Playoff Football

When fans sit around and discuss playoff football, the inevitable conversation comes up of what kind of weather do we want for game time.


Snow Causes Messy Morning But Weather Improves This Afternoon

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.


Ice Jam Causes Flooding Along The Delaware, Snow For Mid-Week Too

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.


Winter Kicks Back Into Gear; Potential For Snow This Week

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.


January Thaw Gives Way To Winter’s Return

Temperatures are likely to fall as much as 20 to 30 or more degrees in only 24 hours across the area.


Late Week Thaw Contributes To Flood Risk Across The Region

Late-Week Thaw Contributes To Flood Risk Across The Region

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.


Nor’easter Recap And Unprecedented Cold Expected For The Area

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.


Bitter Blast Engulfs The Northeast After Heavy Snow Blankets Parts Of The Region

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.


Nor’easter Hits Delaware Valley With Heavy Snow, Strong Winds

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.


Blizzard Warning Issued For Parts Of New Jersey

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.


Winter Storm Warning Issued For Coastal New Jersey

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.


Arctic Air Rushes In, On The Back Of A Strong Winter Wind

If you are planning on going to the Eagles game, make sure to dress appropriately with heavy jackets, hats and gloves.


Brief Shot Of Cold Air To Start Winter Followed By Another Warm-Up

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.


Warm Up On The Way Just In Time For Winter

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.


Friday Afternoon Snow Ushers In The Weekend

The low which will travel up the coastline this morning will start to kick off the snow in the area after lunchtime.

CBS 3–12/15/2017

Multiple Clipper Systems Forecast To Move Through The Region

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.



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