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Rachel Frank is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist. You can catch her forecasts on the FOX61 News at 4, 5, 10 and 11 p.m.

Rachel graduated with honors from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and a focus on forecasting. She joined FOX61 in October 2008 from WFMZ in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Prior to that, she spent two years at WICU in Erie, Pennsylvania. Rachel is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
Rachel caught the weather “bug” in middle school after completing a science project about clouds.

Says Rachel, “The weather in Connecticut never ceases to amaze me. This is one of the only regions in the country that gets almost every type of severe weather. Tornadoes, hurricanes, nor’easters, heat waves, cold snaps, flooding…the Nutmeg State gets it all!” Forecasting the weather isn’t just a job for Rachel. It’s her passion.

Working in Connecticut for the last seven years, Rachel has covered many historic events, including Superstorm Sandy and Irene. But she says her favorite storm was the blizzard of February 8-9, 2013. “I remember watching the radar at 3 a.m. during the height of the event wide awake thinking, ‘this is a 100-year event. We may never live to see another storm like it.’” Sure enough, Connecticut got crushed. Some towns received over 3 feet of snow.

Rachel loves being a mom and enjoys spending time with her husband and two little ones! She also loves hiking, biking, scuba diving, snowboarding, traveling and eating out.


Recent Articles
  • Hot and humid Thursday with temps in the 90s

    The humidity Thursday will push the heat index into the mid 90s. That will make things feel very uncomfortable if you have outdoor plans. Friday will be warm and humid too. Most of the day will be dry but a cold front will trigger a few showers and storms late-day and at night. For now, most of the upcoming weekend looks dry. There is a chance for a shower both days. But this will still be a huge improvement compared to […]

  • Hot and humid Thursday with temps in the 90s

    The humidity Thursday will push the heat index into the mid 90s. That will make things feel very uncomfortable if you have outdoor plans. Friday will be warm and humid too. Most of the day will be dry but a cold front will trigger a few showers and storms late-day and at night. For now, most of the upcoming weekend looks dry. There is a chance for a shower both days. But this will still be a huge improvement compared to […]

  • Partly sunny Wednesday with temps in the 80s

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue through early tonight. These will be hit-or-miss and if you live east of I-91, that will increase your odds of staying dry. After 9-10 pm the rest of the night will be dry albeit mild and muggy with areas of fog. As the weather dries out Wednesday, the temperature warms up! Highs will soar into the 80s to near 90 degrees Wednesday and Thursday. The humidity will push the heat index into the mid 90s. […]

  • Scattered showers Tuesday with temps in the 70s

    Tuesday will not be quite as wet. Morning low clouds and fog will break for some sun in the midday and afternoon. That sun will only aid in showers and thunderstorm development late-day and at night. While this activity will be hit-or-miss, there is a slight chance for a severe storm. As the weather dries out Wednesday, the temperature warms up! Highs will soar into the 80s to near 90 degrees Wednesday and Thursday. The humidity will push the heat index […]

  • Humid Thursday with temps in the 80s; tracking potential storm

    After a severe storm rolled through southern CT today, we have seen a lot of sun break out. Usually that would be a sign of rising instability and potential for more storms – but with the passage of a warm front, it seems our opportunity is passing us by. No problems there, right? There is still a chance for a storm or two, but severe weather chances are falling.  These showers and storms will end in the evening tonight. Thursday, […]

  • Partly sunny Friday with temperatures in the 80s

    Beautiful summer weather continues today. The humidity will remain in check with morning sunshine mixing with afternoon clouds and highs in the low-mid 80s. It will start to feel more humid this weekend then soupy and tropical by early next week! Saturday will be partly cloudy with highs in the 80s. There is a chance for a shower or storm Saturday night as a weak disturbances moves by. There is another chance for a pop-up shower/storm Sunday afternoon. Sunday will […]

  • Downpours and storms expected Friday

    Congrats, you survived Heat Wave 2018 and all you get is….well…you don’t get anything. But it’s over after a 7 day stretch in the 90s. Then we start to switch things up on Friday as a strong cold front approaches. That will being a round of downpours and gusty thunderstorms in the morning through early-afternoon. With lots of moisture in the air, rain could come down heavy enough to cause some localized flooding as storm drains struggle to keep up. […]

  • Partly sunny Wednesday with temps in the 70s

    You’re in the clear for dinner on the deck or a walk outside tonight. The rain is over for now. Wednesday will be similar (although a bit drier) with partial sunshine and an isolated afternoon shower. With less instability compared to Tuesday, our chance of a thunderstorm looks meager at best. Thursday looks dry and pleasant with temperatures near average for this time of year. Our warm-up peaks Friday with lots of sun and highs in the low 80s. This […]

  • Lingering snow showers Wednesday with temps in the near 40s

    Snow showers will linger into Wednesday and could cause some additional accumulation, especially in the hills. This should be mainly light. Then the weather calms down for a little while with more sun and near-average temperatures. Then early next week there are signs that another coastal storm could be lurking nearby (Tuesday – Wednesday). With the luck we’ve been having, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see this become another winter weather headline for us. FOX61 Team Coverage: Middletown – […]

  • Timeline of Wednesday’s messy storm

    Today’s storm will bring a messy mix of everything starting with snow, then changing over to sleet, freezing rain and eventually rain. Most of the state will get 1″-3″ of snow followed by ice and rain on top of that. Here’s a timeline of how we expect this mess of a storm to unfold. Timing it all out: Ice changes to rain along the shore and southern CT by mid afternoon. The change from ice to rain will take longer […]