Matt Peterson

matt peterson web headshot 620x349 Matt Peterson

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.

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.


Another Blast Of Arctic Air Set To Pummel The Region

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.


Quiet Weather Leads To Limited Travel Concerns This Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday, as we all know is always a huge travel time for the entire country.


A Messy Marathon Weekend, Early Look At Thanksgiving Shows Cold Temperatures

Most of November has been cold across the region but we got a quick reprieve from those cooler temperatures on Thursday afternoon. 


Delaware Valley Braces For First Taste Of Winter This Weekend

A relatively potent cold front will slide into the region starting on Thursday.


With Just Less Than One Month To Go, Hurricane Season Still Going Strong

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.


How This Halloween Stacks Up Against The Past And Looking Toward An Unsettled Pattern

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.


Effects Rising Levels Could Have On Local Area Homes

The current hurricane season has put into perspective how at risk the coastlines of the United States are.


Weekend System Expected To Bring Washout Conditions

The pattern really begins to change as we progress into the evening and overnight hours on Saturday into Sunday.


Eagles Monday Night Forecast, Rainy Tuesday, Another Big Cool Down

It is going to be a busy week in the weather department, especially for the first few days.


Damp and Dreary Thursday, Temperatures On The Rise Into The Weekend

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.


No Real Relief From The Summer Heat

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.


The Myths Behind Winter Weather Forecasting

Winter weather forecasting folklore is as old as meteorology itself.


Summer-Like Heat This Weekend, Keeping An Eye On Nate

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.


Tropics Remaining Active With 14th Named Storm Of The Season

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.


Stubborn Summer Heat Returns This Week

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.


Wonderful Weekend In Store

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.


Fall Temperatures Rushing Back Into The Delaware Valley

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. 


Fall Plans Its Return To 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. 


Summer Heat Sticking Around But Relief Is On The Way

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. 


Summer Heat To Start Fall, While Jose Stills Churns Out To Sea

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 Continues Path North

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.


Tracking Jose: Storm Continues To Churn In The Atlantic Ocean

Currently Jose should regain its hurricane force strength by the end of the day on Friday. 


CHOP Uses Recycled Rain Water For Award-Winning Green Space

Storm water runoff from rain and thunderstorms is the number one cause of pollution to waterways in urban environments.


Partial Solar Eclipse To Blanket Philly Region This Afternoon

For the first time in almost 100 years today, a solar eclipse will cut across the United States. 


Active Tropical Pattern In The Atlantic and Caribbean

There are currently three systems we are tracking in the tropics. 


Severe Weather Chances For The Delaware Valley This Afternoon

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.


Heavy Rains Lead To Potential Flash Flooding This Afternoon

Low pressure is forecasted to sweep across the region today spawning rain and thunderstorms all day long. 


Heavy Rainfall Expected As Rare Summer Nor’Easter Moves Through The Mid-Atlantic

Just a week ago many in the area were trying to find ways to dry out from the heavy rains across the Mid-Atlantic and just as we began to let our guard down another round of heavy rain is expected to pummel the region starting later Friday night and last into the first half of the weekend as well.


Another Day Of Extreme Heat and Humidity

High temperatures across the Philadelphia portion of the I-95 corridor are once more going to climb into the middle or upper 90s Friday afternoon.  


Excessive Heat Across The Region The Next 2 Days

An Excessive Heat Warning, as well as Heat Advisory, goes into effect at Noon Thursday.  It will last until Friday at 8 p.m.

CBS 3–07/20/2017

Weather: Slight Risk Of Severe Weather

All of the Delaware Valley is under either a Slight or Marginal Risk for Severe Weather today.


Phone App Is Helping NASA Fight Against Mosquitoes

NASA says there is an app on your phone that can help fight the pesky bugs.

CBS 3–07/03/2017

Weather Blog: Holiday Weekend Forecast

Whenever a potential long holiday weekend comes around we are always looking for nice weather to go along with the extra days off. 


Potent Cold Front Brings Severe Weather Potential Later Today

A strong cold front is slowly tracking across Pennsylvania this morning and is expected to slam into the Delaware Valley later in the day on Monday. 


Climate Change Leading To Higher Alcohol Content In Wine?

The earth’s climate is always changing and many businesses have to adapt to the differences that arise. One of those businesses is the wine industry.


Cool Start To May, But Surging Temperatures Coming This Week

After a very cool start to the month of May, Mother Nature is finally sending some warmer weather into the Delaware Valley.


Severe Weather Chances On Monday Evening and Monday Night

There is a Slight and Enhanced Risk for Severe Weather across all of Pennsylvania for today.