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.

Sunny Days Ahead In The Second Half Of August

We are over half way through the month of August and basically the whole month it has been hot, humid and rainy for the Philly area.


 Watching For An Unsettled Weekend

While it is not likely to be the best weekend we have had recently, it certainly will not be the worst either. 


A Hot And Steamy Weekend Is Ahead

A drier stretch of days is likely in the forecast as we push into the coming weekend.

CBS 3–08/02/2018

Another Wet Week For The Delaware Valley

A flooding threat will still be out there as more showers and thunderstorms are back in the forecast once more as we get ready to move into the month of August on Wednesday.

CBS 3–07/30/2018

Rainy Stretch Of Days To Continue This Week

While Sunday brought a quick break in the action at times for many of us across the region, more wet weather is likely today and it will be a theme that carries itself throughout at least the first half of the work week.

CBS 3–07/23/2018

Tropical Storm Chris Could Cause Potentially Dangerous Rip Currents At Jersey Shore

The rain and winds won’t affect the Jersey Shore, but Chris will kick up the surf, causing potentially dangerous rip currents this week.

CBS 3–07/09/2018

Extreme Heat Continues Into Another Week

The average high for the month is 86 degrees and we are starting things out well above that with temperatures on Sunday that rocketed into the middle and upper 90s.

CBS 3–07/02/2018

Unsettled Weekend Ahead

Thursday morning isn’t the last of the showers we will see in the next few days, as more are on the way.

CBS 3–06/21/2018

Extreme Heat Sets Off Dangerous Conditions This Afternoon

The summer season officially begins on Thursday but Mother Nature is giving us an early dose of mid-summer heat to kick off the work week.

CBS 3–06/18/2018

Mostly Dry And Beautiful Father’s Day Weekend On Tap

After a nice sunny start to the week and a threat for showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday we look ahead to a very beautiful Father’s Day weekend.

CBS 3–06/14/2018

A Nice And Generally Quiet Week For Weather

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook Twitter PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The rain showed up late on Sunday and then came down fast and furious overnight. It persisted into Monday morning causing plenty of issues on areas roads with flooding and washing out roads for the morning commute. The good news is that the rain is likely to finish up across […]

CBS 3–06/11/2018

Another Wet Weekend Coming Our Way

It looks like the upcoming weekend is once more going to be the damp part of the forecast.

CBS 3–06/07/2018

Damp And Dreary Weather Finally Coming To A Close

As we get ready to start a new work week, the pattern of stalled out fronts is going to end and much more comfortable and dry conditions will take over.

CBS 3–06/04/2018

Looking At A Wet Weekend To Start June

A variety of frontal systems will pass through and around the area for the coming weekend.

CBS 3–05/31/2018

Shortened Work Week Looks Unsettled

After what was a very warm and at times stormy weekend across most of the region, we are drying things out for the Memorial Day holiday before another unsettled pattern will set up through the new shortened work week.

CBS 3–05/28/2018

Much Drier Stretch In Store Heading Toward The Holiday Weekend

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.

CBS 3–05/21/2018

Heavy Rain Leads To Flooding Concerns Across Region

As the Philadelphia and surrounding areas brace for more rain, we are prepping for chances of flooding as we head through the coming weekend.

CBS 3–05/17/2018


‘Meteotsunami’ Was Reported Off Jersey Coast Yesterday, But What Exactly Is It?

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.

CBS 3–05/16/2018

Cold Front Sparks Severe Weather Chances On Tuesday

The biggest threats at this time are going to be strong winds followed by a chance for some hail.

CBS 3–05/14/2018

Severe Weather Chances Pop Up This Weekend

We are looking to round 2 of possible severe weather as we push into the Mother’s Day Weekend.

CBS 3–05/11/2018

You May Want To Grab An Umbrella This 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.

CBS 3–05/10/2018

Severe Weather Potential For Thursday Afternoon

There’s a true chance of severe storms today, as a Slight Risk of severe weather has been issued for the region.

CBS 3–05/10/2018

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Summer Heat Makes An Early Arrival

Summer-like temperatures and record breaking heat are taking over the forecast starting today.

CBS 3–05/03/2018

Tornadoes V.S. Straight Line Winds

Tornadoes Vs. Straight Line Winds

Tornadoes usually form in the Midwest in an area dubbed “Tornado Alley.”


WEATHER BLOG: Recapping The Frigid First Week Of April

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!


WEATHER BLOG: Slow Warming Trend Takes Over This Week

We could finally see some temperature much closer to normal and eventually even close to 70°.


A Cold Phillies Home Opener, But Where Does It Stack Up All Time

This year it is going to be a cold afternoon for baseball.


Does Spring Finally Show Up In April?

After having the second snowiest March on record, we could use a dose of some Spring weather for the month of April.


Weather Blog: A March We Would Love To Forget

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.


WEATHER BLOG: April Snow Showers?

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.


Final Week Of March Finally Brings A True Taste Of Spring

It has been a roller coaster to start 2018 in the Philly area.


Philly Has 2nd Snowiest March On Record; More Chances For Snow This Month?

It has been a messy March across the entire Northeast as 4 Nor’easters have pummeled the region from DC up to Boston.


Nasty Nor’easter No. 4 Set To Pummel Philly 

The time of peak snowfall today has been foretasted to be in the 1-5PM time frame


Winter Storm Watch Issued As Region Braces For Another Nor’easter

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.


Another Nor’easter Possible Next Week

This weekend temperatures will remain on the cooler side.


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.