Sabrina joined the 5NEWS team in June 2018 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. She’s originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Although she’s new to the area, Sabrina is excited to be a part of the Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley communities.

Sabrina graduated from Valparaiso University, with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with minors in Mathematics and Digital Media. During college, she was actively involved in her campus television station and was part of the planning committee for Relay for Life. She also was blessed with the opportunity to intern at the legendary WGN-TV in Chicago.

When she isn’t cloud-gazing, Sabrina enjoys cooking, yoga, spending time with her family, volunteering, and exploring new places.

Sabrina is also the co-host of Adventure Arkansas. If you have any weather questions or an adventure idea, you can email her at sbates@kfsm.com or find her on Twitter @5NEWSSabrina.


Recent Articles
  • Science With Sabrina: Winter Roads

    We’ve already had winter weather this month, and we’ll likely see some more this season. The big problem is our roads become icy. Meteorologist Sabrina Bates explains where the slickest spots are in this week’s Science With Sabrina.   Winter comes with a glaze of ice on your car. It gets even worse when you get on the roads, and they’re slick. With winter weather, that’s always a possibility. Anytime the temperature drops to near or below freezing we run the risk […]

  • Fairly Calm Weather Until Midweek

    The weather will be quiet and calm for a few days as temperatures trend warmer. Rain chances increase late Wednesday and last until the weekend. MONDAY FORECAST High temperatures will be in the upper 50s and low 60s. A stray shower or sprinkle is possible midday and into the afternoon, but most folks won’t see any rain. LOOKING AHEAD Rain chances increase late Wednesday night. We’ll also likely see rain on Thursday and Friday, as it trails off on Saturday. […]

  • Passing Shower Sunday, Overall Nice Weekend

    A disturbance will move through the area tomorrow, but it won’t change much of our weather. There’s not much moisture with the system, so rain amounts will be minimal. The temperature will not drop much, but there will be a wind shift. 6AM – Clouds increase for the morning. It will feel cold with temperatures in the 30s. 12PM – Light rain showers will pass through the area midday on Sunday. Most of the rain will stay on the Missouri […]

  • Cold Start, Nice Afternoon

    Nicer than normal weather is expected this weekend and as we start next week, all because of the weather pattern. Our temperatures are trending warmer each day. There will be plenty of sunshine, except for Sunday when rain is possible. It’s a cold start to the morning in Northwest Arkansas, but high temperatures will be in the mid 50s. High temperatures in the River Valley will be close to 60 degrees for Saturday after a cold start. A few passing […]

  • Does The Weather Affect Our Mood?

    Temperatures become frigid, sunset is near 5 p.m. and the skies look grey. It’s one thing to feel down about the season change. But, winter weather can bring on the winter blues. It’s more than just being in a “funk.” When this mood shift hinders your ability to enjoy life, it could be seasonal affective disorder (SAD). We spoke with Dr. Blake Hansen, a family physician with Northwest Medical Center, to learn more about how a seasonal change could affect […]

  • Science With Sabrina: Static Electricity

    Winter months mean cold and dry weather.  We know that leads to static electricity. You touch a door handle, and zap! You get a tiny shock. Meteorologist Sabrina Bates explains why that happens in this week’s Science With Sabrina. It all begins with matter. Small atoms are broken up into tinier pieces: those are neutrons, protons, and electrons. Protons are positively charged. Electrons are negatively charged. Most objects we come across are electrically neutral. That means the protons and neutrons […]

  • Drastic Weather Change On The Way

    Major weather changes are coming beginning on Monday and affecting us through the week. Sunday will be the last perfect fall day for quite some time because winter weather arrives tomorrow. VIDEO FORECAST SUNDAY FORECAST High temperatures will climb into the upper 60s and into the low 70s for today. A breeze from the south will keep us warm with plenty of sunshine. A few clouds will start to trace in later tonight ahead of the cold front. WHAT’S NEXT? […]

  • Warm Rest Of Weekend

    The weather pattern will keep us dry and warm for the rest of the weekend. Overnight temperatures will hold in the mid-40s in Northwest Arkansas. River Valley morning lows will be in the low to mid 40s. Southerly winds and sunshine will help us warm up to near normal temperatures. Some folks may reach near 70 degrees tomorrow. All of that changes late Monday and Tuesday as a cold front moves in and brings in really cold air behind it.  […]

  • Chilly Start, Mild Afternoon

    The weather pattern keeps us quiet this weekend as temperatures trend warmer each day. A strong cold front pushes in on Monday, drastically dropping temperatures. VIDEO FORECAST SATURDAY FORECAST The morning will be cold, but temperatures will quickly rise into the upper 50s. A light breeze out of the south and sunshine will be consistent through the day. The chill sticks around for a few hours this morning, then we warm up to the low 60s in the afternoon. Overnight […]

  • Science With Sabrina: Car Tires In Winter

    You can expect frigid mornings as we head into winter. If it gets cold enough, we can also expect the “low tire pressure” light to turn on in our vehicles. It’s common knowledge that this happens. On this week’s Science With Sabrina, Meteorologist Sabrina Bates explains why. The visual look of a tire becoming flatter is because of a temperature and pressure relationship. This has to do with the ideal gas law. Each letter represents a part of the equation. […]

  • Sunny Start To The Week

    The weather pattern keeps us dry and mild for the next few days. A few fronts move through in the middle of the week increasing our rain chances. Northwest Arkansas – The morning will start off cool, but we warm around 20 degrees by the afternoon. Highs in the low 60s. Clouds increase for the second part of the day. River Valley – Temperatures will be in the 40s to start the day. However, we quickly warm into the mid […]

  • Copy And Paste Sunday Forecast

    High pressure is keeping us relatively cool, but dry weather-wise. We slowly warm the next few days before the next system moves in bringing rain. We “fall back” tonight and gain an extra hour. The new sunrise time will be before 7AM, but sunset will now be closer to 5PM. Despite the changing times, the forecast will similar tomorrow. Northwest Arkansas will start off chilly, but warm to near 60 for the afternoon. There will be plenty of sunshine tomorrow. […]

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