Matt joined the 5NEWS team in September 2017. He moved to the River Valley from North Dakota where he interned as a radar meteorologist/forecaster for an aviation government project. Prior to the project, he was a broadcast meteorologist for ABC affiliated station WBND in South Bend, IN.

Matt graduated summa cum laude from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, along with a minor in Digital Media. While in school, he was a part of VUSIT (Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team), AMS/NWA NW Indiana Chapter, and Chi Epsilon Pi (Meteorological Honor Society). Some highlights of his undergraduate career include studying abroad in Cambridge, England his sophomore year, interning with 5NEWS and Adventure Arkansas during the Summer of 2016, and receiving the 2016-2017 National Weather Association Broadcast Scholarship Award his senior year.

Matt grew up all over the states including Oklahoma, Kansas, New York, and Indiana. Much of his family lives in the River Valley and he is excited to spend time with them and be their local meteorologist.

When he is not storm chasing or staring at the clouds, Matt enjoys aviation, traveling, and exercising. He loves exploring new places and spending time with his family on the homestead drinking sweet iced tea.

Matt is the 5NEWS Weekend Morning Meteorologist and host of Adventure Arkansas. If you have weather questions or an adventure idea, email him at Follow him on Facebook and Twitter: Meteorologist Matt Standridge and @5NEWSMatt.

Recent Articles
  • Better Chances For Rain Arrive By Midweek

    The weather pattern will be changing a bit as we head into the middle of this upcoming week. Better chances for relief in terms of cooler weather and rain go up by Tuesday and Wednesday. A stationary front towards our north is keeping cooler air bottled up in the Rocky Mountains. This is also the zone where showers and storms will be developing this upcoming week. The bulk of the action will lie in central Kansas and parts of Nebraska. […]

  • Stormy Sky For Razorbacks In Omaha

    Showers and storms are pushing into downtown Omaha between 3-6PM, which is affecting the game Sunday afternoon. A weather delay occurred around 3:30PM. Storms possible until 5-6PM, with another wave possible later tonight. There is lightning associated with these storms.  We’ll track the storms in Omaha for the rest of the afternoon. -Matt

  • Father’s Day: Last Year Rainy, This Year Hot And Sunny

    What a difference a year can make!  Last year, 2017, Father’s Day fell on June 18th. It wasn’t the best day for Father’s Day barbecues and backyard fun. Last year we saw a lot of rain with over an inch in Northwest Arkansas and almost three inches in the River Valley. It was also a lot cooler as temperatures stayed in the 70s.  This year will be completely different. We’re expect temperatures well into the 90s with heat indices near […]

  • The Heat And Humidity Continue For The Weekend

    Father’s Day will be another hot and humid one for western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. There is only a slight chance (10%) for a pop up shower or storm Sunday afternoon, mainly east of US-71. Better rain chances will arrive this upcoming week. No major rainfalls are expected, but a few more showers are possible. The bulk of this upcoming week’s rain will be just north of us. -Matt  

  • Last Decent Chance For A Stray Storm Wednesday

    We’ll have a decent amount of clouds today thanks to a complex of storms towards our west, but we’ll remain mostly dry this morning. Highs Wednesday should range from the mid 80s to the low 90s. The last chance for rain this week comes this afternoon. The next chance may not arrive until next week. -Matt

  • Tuesday Morning’s Rainfall Totals

    Showers and storms rolled through the area earlier this morning. Check out the rainfall totals below: Eastern Oklahoma and parts of Northwest Arkansas saw the heaviest rain. The showers fizzled out by the time it reached parts of the River Valley. -Sabrina and Matt

  • Showers Will Wrap Up, Humid Afternoon

    Showers will continue to diminish across the region this morning. We’ll be mostly dry for the afternoon. Futurecast: 3PM We may not get as hot this afternoon, but it will still be muggy for the rest of the day. -Matt

  • Timing For Tuesday Morning’s Storms

    A line of strong storms will be diving south into Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma early on Tuesday morning. Tap HERE for current radar. The strongest storms will be in Northwest Arkansas as this complex weakens on its southward journey. Our best guess on timing is below. Here is what you can expect for timing on these storms (alphabetical): NORTHWEST ARKANSAS  (Start Time — End Time, estimated within +/- 30min) Bella Vista (5:30AM — 8:00AM) Bentonville (5:35AM — 8:05AM) Fayetteville (6:00AM […]

  • Stormy Tuesday Morning

    It will be a stormy Tuesday morning as a line of showers and thunderstorms dives south towards Arkansas. Gusty winds, heavy rain, and lots of lightning will be expected. However, storms will weaken as they dive south. We are in a Level 1 out of Level 5 this Tuesday morning. -Matt

  • Storms Roll In Tuesday Morning

    Expect strong storms for your Tuesday morning commute, especially in Northwest Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas:  5:30AM-9AM River Valley:   7AM-11AM This is a line of strong storms that may produce gusty winds, heavy rain, and lots of lightning.  These are moving south from Missouri and will continue to weaken as they dive south. They will be stronger in Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, and Fayetteville, than compared to Fort Smith, Poteau, Sallisaw, Van Buren, Alma, and Clarksville (not all towns included).   -Matt

  • Few Storm Chances For Monday

    The heat continues the next several days, however some folks might be able to get a bit of relief this afternoon and evening.  We have two different storm chances today: A general risk for a random shower or storm with daytime heating A complex of storms will near Arkansas after sunset on Monday and overnight into Tuesday morning. Not much in terms of severe weather is expected. The better risk for bad storms will be in Kansas and Oklahoma. Our […]

  • Dry And Hot For Sunday

    It will remain dry for the afternoon on your Sunday. Everyone should at least reach the low 90s. It’s still a little bit humid out there, so it’s going to feel near 100 degrees. The UV index will be high the next few days. Scattered storm chances return Monday afternoon.     -Matt