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
  • More Sunshine Monday, Rain/Ice By Tuesday

    The sun made a comeback Sunday afternoon and it should last into Monday too. Expect partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 40s for President’s Day. Northwest Arkansas:  MID 40s River Valley:  UPPER 40s / LOW 50s Clouds will increase Monday evening as a winter system arrives Tuesday.  Some light wintry mix and freezing rain could be possible for an hour or so before transitioning to all rain.  It should stay mainly a cold rain in the River Valley. Rain […]

  • Stray Shower Sunday Morning, Clearing Skies By Afternoon

    A weak system is moving through Kansas and Missouri, which could spill a stray shower in Arkansas Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Clouds will eventually clear by the afternoon and evening. Sunday:  Clouds slowly clearing, highs in the low/mid 40s, NW 10 MPH As clouds clear throughout Sunday, temperatures could differ greatly from north to south. It will remain fairly cool throughout the day. A stray, brief shower is possible overnight and early Sunday morning.  Most folks should remain […]

  • More Rain And Rumbles Of Thunder This Evening

    A few showers are possible throughout Monday afternoon, but more waves of moderate rain will arrive by the late afternoon and evening. Even a rumble of thunder is possible overnight.  Here’s a look at the timeline: Another half inch of rain could fall Monday afternoon.  However, a final wave of rain arrives around midnight. This could include thunderstorm or two, but they should not become severe.  Before sunrise, there is a chance for a stray snowflake or two with low […]

  • Foggy Start To Monday

    Fog is developing over Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley.  Visibilities could be under 1-2 miles Monday morning.  Otherwise expected scattered showers overnight. More rain is likely throughout Monday. As of 11:15PM Sunday: -Matt

  • Rainy Start To The Week

    Several rounds of rain showers will be moving in throughout Monday and early Tuesday morning. Monday morning will probably be the rainiest with another smaller round late Monday evening.   -Matt

  • Light Wintry Weather Possible Tonight

    WEATHER ALERT DAY A few rounds of showers are on the way, however, with temperatures dropping near freezing, a mix of light sleet and freezing drizzle is possible tonight. WHEN?   Saturday 10PM – Sunday 9AM WHERE?   North of I-40 IMPACTS?   A thin glaze could form especially on bridges, overpasses, and grassy surfaces. Temperatures will vary across the region late tonight and early tomorrow morning, but many locations will be near freezing. A mix of sleet and rain is possible after […]

  • Winter Weather Advisories Sunday Morning

    The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for all of Northwest Arkansas and for parts of the River Valley. Light freezing rain could be possible in areas Sunday night through the early morning hours. A thin glaze could develop especially on bridges and overpasses. Counties included:  Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Franklin, Madison, Sequoyah (OK), and Washington -Matt

  • Adventure Arkansas: Highrise Extreme Air Sports

    Need a little spring in your step?  There are three trampoline parks in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. We took the Adventure Subaru to Highrise Extreme Air Sports in Rogers to see how high we could jump! There are trampolines everywhere, complete with basketball, jousting, dodgeball, wall jumping, trapeze jumping, and so much more.  See our adventure here: NORTHWEST ARKANSAS –Highrise –Altitude RIVER VALLEY –Elevate   -Matt Standridge   Segment Sponsored By: Adventure Subaru

  • Freezing Drizzle Possible Early Thursday Morning

    A strong cold front that will spark rounds of storms this evening may also cool us down enough to produce some freezing drizzle early Thursday morning from midnight to 9AM. Winter weather advisories are in effect for Benton, Washington, and Sequoyah (OK) counties. Up to a tenth of an inch of ice is possible. Travel could become treacherous Thursday morning. -5NEWS Weather Team

  • 70s Expected By Monday Afternoon

    Southerly winds are holding the next few days helping temperatures reach the low 70s as we start the new work week. More sun may also start to break through Monday afternoon. Winds have been between 10-20 MPH throughout Sunday, gusting over 25 MPH.  These winds will stay mildly strong the next few days. While there is a stray chance for a shower the next few days, much better rain chances arrive midweek. A stray thunderstorm could even be possible Tuesday […]

  • Warm Up Continues, Stray Shower Next Few Days

    Southerly winds have already pushed temperatures into the 60s. In the next day or so, we’ll be in the 70s.  These winds are also bringing in more moisture to give us a 10-20% chance of a shower through Tuesday. Sunday Super Bowl Forecast: -Mix of sun and clouds, 10% chance of a stray shower -Highs in the mid to upper 60s -South winds 5-15MPH We’ll keep a mainly south wind through Thursday. Rain chances increase by the middle of next […]

  • How Accurate Is The Groundhog In Arkansas?

    Punxsutawney Phil is about to make his yearly weather prediction for the next 6 weeks.  How accurate is a groundhog that lives over 800 miles away for the state of Arkansas? After going through the past 50 years of temperature and snowfall data for Fayetteville (KFYV) and Fort Smith (KFSM), here are the results: NORTHWEST ARKANSAS:  32% Accurate RIVER VALLEY:  40% Accurate -Matt

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