Matt has two favorite words: weather and adventure. You’ll always find him either looking at the sky or traveling to a stunning Arkansas vista. Matt Standridge is the weekend evening meteorologist and the host for the weekly series “Adventure Arkansas.” Matt joined the 5NEWS Weather Team in September 2017.

Arkansas has been a perfect fit because the weather is always changing in a such a severe weather prone area. However he is no stranger to all types of weather, having lived all across the the United States from the Northeast, to the Great Lakes, and to Green County. His favorite type of weather to forecast is snow. Matt loves the challenge of the forecast that the Natural and Sooner states bring. In addition, he is excited to be close to family in the Poteau area.

Matt graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Valparaiso University. 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, receiving the 2016-2017 National Weather Association Broadcast Award his senior year, and forecasting for WBND, ABC57 News in South Bend, IN as an on-air weekend meteorologist. After graduating, but before starting his career at 5NEWS, Matt forecasted for an government aviation project in North Dakota the summer of 2017, directing aircraft around severe weather.

When active weather takes a break, you can find Matt exploring all over Arkansas and Oklahoma. There is so much to do in the Ozarks and Matt takes full advantage of exploring the area. He enjoys going on adventures, hikes to vistas, traveling, exercising, swimming, and droning. You can follow his local endeavors on Thursday nights at 10PM on “Adventure Arkansas.” If he was not a meteorologist, Matt would be a pilot, flying all over the world looking at clouds and searching for adventure. Until he get’s his private pilot license, Matt has his Part 107 Drone license and flies SKY5 throughout our area.

You can connect with him by email or social media:
-Facebook: Meteorologist Matt Standridge
-Instagram: @matthewstandridge
-Twitter: @5NEWSMatt

Recent Articles
  • Isolated Storms Tuesday Afternoon, A Few Could Be Severe

    A cold front is approaching which will spark showers and storms for the afternoon and evening. One or two could turn severe while the majority provide some downpours as cooler air quickly moves in for the overnight hours. VIDEO FORECAST TUESDAY RAIN ZONES There will be a quick shower possible close to the Ouachitas this morning, all south of I-40. Most of us will have a dry morning commute to work and school. Later today in the afternoon, a complex […]

  • Sunny And Mid 70s, Average October Story

    After endless wild swings, Monday (Columbus Day) looks about as average as possible. Lots of sunshine is expected but clouds will slowly be on the increase south of I-40  by the evening as our next system approaches tonight, giving us rain on Tuesday. AVERAGE:  Fayetteville – 71,    Fort Smith – 76 TODAY’S HIGHS:  Fayetteville – 71,    Fort Smith – 77 VIDEO FORECAST SUNNY MONDAY, CLOUDS BUILDING SOUTH Highs should easily reach the 70s today as south winds increase […]

  • Freezing Start, Sunny And Cool Afternoon

    Temperatures started near freezing (some above and some below) this morning. Patchy fog is nestled in the valleys this morning. Lots of sunshine is expected today as highs will reach the to 50s and 60s. Patchy fog will fade away by the late morning allowing lots of sunshine this afternoon. Saturday Highs: -Matt

  • Showers Ending, Cold Air Settling In

    We are feeling the affects of the cold front this Friday as strong northwest winds pour in chilly air. Wind chills may drop into the upper 20s and low 30s. It will remain a cool, raw day with highs in the 40s and 50s. Watch out for a few showers this morning with drier conditions expected by the afternoon. VIDEO FORECAST CHILLY AND WINDY FRIDAY The cold front continues to swing through, carrying the showers out of here and towards […]

  • Adventure Arkansas: Ozark Corn Maze 2019

    We’re soaking in Autumn with pumpkins, hayrides, corn pits, and of course corn mazes at the Ozark Corn Maze in Cave Springs! For hours and pricing, tap HERE. ADDRESS:  12880 Hwy 112, Cave Springs, Arkansas, 72762 -Matt Segment Sponsored By: Adventure Subaru

  • Thursday Morning Showers, Evening Storms, Friday Wind Chills

    An active end to the week is underway. Our next cold front is approaching bringing chances for showers and storms with much colder air behind it. -Thursday Morning:  Few downpours and some lightning until 10AM -Thursday Evening:  Strong-to-severe storms -Thursday Night:  Leftover showers and becoming windy -Friday:  Cold and windy VIDEO FORECAST THURSDAY MORNING SCATTERED DOWNPOURS A complex of showers and storms in eastern Oklahoma will move north and east into the northern River Valley (mainly north of the Arkansas […]

  • Quick Passing Shower Today, Strong Storms Thursday Night

    Clouds will be on the increase Wednesday as a small upper-level disturbance swings through Oklahoma and Arkansas. There could also be a quick passing shower, especially in Northwest Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. Highs will reach the 70s today with SE winds between 5-10 MPH. The weather gets more intense for Thursday as a strong cold front approaches. Strong storms are possible after sunset. Some flooding could be possible as heavy rain falls overnight. Strong northerly winds afterwards will quickly drop […]

  • Chilly Yet Sunny Start For Tuesday

    It’s a cool start across Arkansas and Oklahoma with lows in the 40s and 50s with patchy fog. Lots of sunshine will fill our skies today but a few clouds may return tonight into Wednesday ahead of our next front that arrives Thursday evening. VIDEO FORECAST CHILLY TUESDAY MORNING Lows in the mid 40s means that we’re getting the coldest air since April 26th, 2019, or 165 days ago.* *KFYV Patchy fog is reporting throughout the area but it will […]

  • Sunday Rainfall Totals

    As of 9:45AM— (radar estimates) **follow for additional updates** A swatch of 6 or more inches of rain has fallen in western and southern Benton County, as well as extreme northern Washington County. Rain Loop Past 6 Hours -Matt  

  • Sunday Storm Zone Shifts South For The Afternoon

    Rounds of showers and storms are likely throughout Sunday as a front pushes south through Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. MORNING:  Flash flood threat for Northwest Arkansas as the strongest storms continue until 10AM. AFTERNOON/EVENING:  Pop up showers and storms are likely throughout the mountains and River Valley. VIDEO FORECAST SUNDAY RAIN ZONES Morning:  Rain bands slowly moving south but mainly impacting NWA. Afternoon:  Scattered showers are possible but heavy downpours will be rare. Overall the storm zones will start shifting […]

  • Front Continues Journey South Friday

    We’ve woken up to a much cooler Friday! A cold front is still pushing south. After starting in the 50s in Northwest Arkansas and the 60s/70s throughout the River Valley, we will not warm up a lot as northeast winds prevail throughout Friday. A mix of sun and clouds is expected. VIDEO FORECAST FRIDAY OUTLOOK As the front dives south, temperatures will cool heading southbound too. The farther north you live, the cooler you’ll be. Northwest Arkansas:  Highs in the […]

  • Adventure Arkansas: Exeter Corn Maze

    Now that the weather is cooling down, it’s time to take advantage of the Fall season with corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and haunted barns. We found the place where you can do all of that:  Exeter Corn Maze in southwest Missouri. PRICING & HOURS Tap HERE for a look at current admission prices and hours of operation. DIRECTIONS From Fayetteville or Fort Smith -Take I-49 North towards Bentonville -Take Exit 86 for US-62/AR-102 and turn right, drive 18 miles -Road […]

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