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.
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.
While it is not likely to be the best weekend we have had recently, it certainly will not be the worst either.
A drier stretch of days is likely in the forecast as we push into the coming weekend.
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.
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.
The rain and winds won’t affect the Jersey Shore, but Chris will kick up the surf, causing potentially dangerous rip currents this 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.
Thursday morning isn’t the last of the showers we will see in the next few days, as more are on the way.
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.
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.
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 […]
It looks like the upcoming weekend is once more going to be the damp part of the forecast.
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.
A variety of frontal systems will pass through and around the area for the coming weekend.
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.
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.
As the Philadelphia and surrounding areas brace for more rain, we are prepping for chances of flooding as we head through the coming weekend.
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.
The biggest threats at this time are going to be strong winds followed by a chance for some hail.
We are looking to round 2 of possible severe weather as we push into the Mother’s Day 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.
There’s a true chance of severe storms today, as a Slight Risk of severe weather has been issued for the region.
Summer-like temperatures and record breaking heat are taking over the forecast starting today.
Tornadoes usually form in the Midwest in an area dubbed “Tornado Alley.”
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!
We could finally see some temperature much closer to normal and eventually even close to 70°.
This year it is going to be a cold afternoon for baseball.
After having the second snowiest March on record, we could use a dose of some Spring weather for the month of April.
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.
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.
It has been a roller coaster to start 2018 in the Philly area.
It has been a messy March across the entire Northeast as 4 Nor’easters have pummeled the region from DC up to Boston.
The time of peak snowfall today has been foretasted to be in the 1-5PM time frame
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.
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.