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.
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.
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.