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 or find her on Twitter @5NEWSSabrina.

Recent Articles
  • Adventure Arkansas: Climb Bentonville

    Meteorologist Sabrina Bates and 5NEWS anchor Allie Lynch strapped up and went climbing at the new Climb Bentonville, an indoor climbing gym and fitness center. -Sabrina Segment Sponsored By: Adventure Subaru

  • Weather Alert Week: Episode 4

    Episode 4 of 5 – Weather Alert Week 2019 Meteorologist Sabrina Bates checks in with local schools to find out how they are preparing for severe weather season this year. Presented by: Bud Anderson Home Services Check out all the “Weather Alert Week” episodes here. A new episode will come out daily through March 14th! – 5NEWS Weather Team

  • Weather Alert Week: Episode 2

    Episode 2 of 5 – Weather Alert Week 2019 Meteorologist Joe Pennington revisits an area in Denning, Arkansas that was hit by an EF-4 tornado in 2011. He spoke with one of the tornado survivors to recount the event. Presented by: Bud Anderson Home Services Check out all the “Weather Alert Week” episodes here. A new episode will come out daily through March 14th! – 5NEWS Weather Team

  • WATCH: Stray Showers This Morning, Dry Afternoon

    The weathe pattern is bringing us waves of showers of the next few days. Temperatures slowly warm by Wednesday when we get a south wind. Sunny weather is likely for the second-half of the week. Afternoon high temperatures will feel similar to yesterday. Futurecast 7AM – Some light rain showers are still possibly south of I-40 during the morning commute. Futurecast 12PM – We’re dry by lunchtime and through the afternoon. More rain moves in overnight. -Sabrina

  • WATCH: Cooler And Less Windy Today

    A high pressure system has brought us cooler temperatures and northerly winds. Clouds persist today before a stray shower is possible overnight. More rain is on the way by the middle of the week. Time moved forward an hour, so sunrise is near 7:30AM. Sunset is later, so we’ll have more sunlight at night. Afternoon high temperatures will be cooler than yesterday. Most areas will be in the 50s. Winds also won’t be as strong today. More clouds than sunshine […]

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

    A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Le Flore county until 6:30am. Main threats include 60 MPH winds and one inch hail. The storm is moving northeast at 65 MPH. -Sabrina

  • WATCH: Severe Storms Possible This Morning

    There’s a risk for strong to severe thunderstorms across our area over the next few hours this morning. The biggest threat will be south of I-40. After the line of storms moves east later this morning, the rest of Saturday will be warm, sunny, and windy. The risk for severe weather is a Level 2 (out of 5) for this morning. The strongest storms will be along and south of I-40. NORTHWEST ARKANSAS: The biggest threat for Northwest Arkansas is […]

  • Brutal Cold Behind Today’s Snow

    Now that the snow has stopped falling, the big weather story is the extreme cold headed our way tomorrow. Wind chills tomorrow morning will be near zero. With snow/ice still on the ground, the roads may still be slick. Temperatures stay cold for NW Arkansas today and are above freezing in the River Valley. The cold air marches in later tonight. NORTHWEST ARKANSAS: Temperatures stay below freezing all day and overnight. This will cause any slush or snow on the roads […]

  • Winter Weather Advisory Expanded South

    The Winter Weather Advisory for this morning has been expanded to include Crawford and Franklin counties in Arkansas, and Sequoyah county in Oklahoma. This is mainly for the northern part of the counties in the higher elevations. The advisory is still in effect for Northwest Arkansas and parts of eastern Oklahoma. It is currently in effect until noon today (Sunday). The winter weather has extended further south due to colder temperatures in eastern Oklahoma. Snow accumulations will generally be around […]

  • WATCH: Cold Today, Snow Tracks In Early Tomorrow

    A quick system will move in overnight bringing us accumulating snow for early tomorrow morning. Temperatures plummet after that, causing a concern for roads. TONIGHT 6PM: Clouds stay overhead across the area. Some light rain/drizzle is possible. TOMORROW 6AM: The rain quickly transitions to snow in Northwest Arkansas by 4 or 5AM. With temperatures below freezing, it’ll likely stick. Snow will continue to fall throughout the morning. -Sabrina

  • Winter Weather Advisory Begins Tonight

    A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Northwest Arkansas, including Benton, Washington, Madison, and Carroll counties. This begin tonight at 6PM and lasts until tomorrow (Sunday) at noon. A mix of snow and rain is expected to fall before it quickly transitions to completely snow Sunday morning. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches may happen in the advisory area, with more possible at higher elevations. With dropping temperatures throughout Sunday, this may cause roads, not just bridges and […]

  • Adventure Arkansas: Mozzarella Making At Sweet Freedom Cheese

    This week’s Adventure Arkansas might be a little cheesy. We attended a mozzarella making class at Sweet Freedom Cheese in Bentonville. The cheese professionals taught us what we need to know to become cheesemakers at home. For more information on Sweet Freedom Cheese, click here. -Sabrina Segment Sponsored By: Adventure Subaru

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