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
  • Light Snow And Wintry Mix Sunday Morning

    A wintry mix and light snow will move in Sunday morning. A WEATHER ALERT DAY has been issued Sunday. That means travel may become treacherous as conditions deteriorate in the morning hours. Some accumulation will be possible. More details below. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories for Northwest Arkansas (Benton, Carroll, Madison, and Washington counties). WHAT TO EXPECT: -Freezing drizzle before sunrise -Light snow throughout the morning -Up to 1-2 inches of snow possible, especially north of […]

  • Nice Week Ahead, Rain Later

    The last few days of February should be fairly quiet. High pressure should keep us warmer and mainly dry at least until Thursday.  Temperatures will rebound a bit back into the 60s by the middle of the week. A stationary front is parked towards our south, keep the warmest air south as well. This will lift as a warm front this week, helping our highs reach the 60s. Once the warm front pulls through, clouds will slowly increase the rest […]

  • Nice But Cooler For Sunday

    Light northwest winds will stay in place for the second half of the weekend. Temperatures should barely reach into the 50s in the afternoon. Mostly sunny skies are expected. Cool air will continue to move in but the sunlight will stay make it fairly comfortable by the afternoon. We should stay dry the next few days. A few rain chances arrive by the later half of the upcoming week. -Matt

  • Wind Advisory Saturday Afternoon

    Strong southwest winds will continue to blow Saturday afternoon and evening. A wind advisory is in effect until 9PM. FORECAST:  SW 25-35 MPH, Gusts near 45 MPH Sustained Winds This Afternoon -Matt

  • Adventure Arkansas: Fayetteville Swimming

    This week for Adventure Arkansas we grabbed our goggles and swim suits and hung out with the Fayetteville High School Swim Team as they taper and prepare for their state meet.  We spoke with some seniors on why they love to swim and how they are excited for the biggest meet of the season. 2018-2019 Arkansas High School Swim Information:  Tap HERE -Matt Segment Sponsored By: Adventure Subaru

  • 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

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