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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
  • A wet Election Day tomorrow could put a damper on voting

    November rain will continue at times tonight and tomorrow for Election Day. There will be a little break in the action for a while Tuesday morning where it’s cloudy and damp.  But showers will pick up again midday and continue off and on. There might even be a rumble of thunder. At least it won’t be a cold rain. Temperatures will be a little milder with highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. After that rain moves out, […]

  • Windy Saturday, active weather week ahead

    Today was quite windy. Bradley International Airport reported wind gusts around 40 mph. Thankfully things are starting to quiet down. As we head into the overnight hours the shoreline may hang out to the gustier winds but by day break tomorrow things should significantly improve. Tomorrow looks great! Clear skies, temperatures a few degrees below the average and light winds out of the north. Then we go on a bit of a roller coaster ride in terms of both precipitation […]

  • Breezy Wednesday with a chance of showers

    The coldest air of the season will arrive later this week but it’s only a quick shot of cold. Tonight won’t be too bad with a diminishing wind and lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Wednesday will start off sunny with clouds mixing in during the afternoon. As a strong cold front approaches an isolated shower is possible late-day. There might even be a wet snowflake in the hills at night. While this wouldn’t be a big deal […]

  • Cloudy, warmer Tuesday with temps in the low 70s

    After a flip to fall on Monday, Aug-tober weather resumes Tuesday and Wednesday. We’re also watching Hurricane Michael which will bring us some rain Thursday and perhaps Friday AM. For the Red Sox – Yankees game tonight, it looks like cloudy and cool conditions will stay over Yankee Stadium during Game 3 of the ALDS. Tuesday will start off damp with areas of fog and mist/drizzle. Clouds will be stubborn for a majority of the day but we should see […]

  • Storms tear through the state

    It was a busy evening with showers and thunderstorms across parts of CT. There were reports of flooding in Fairfield County and Hartford county. A tornado warning was issued for part of Fairfield county around 533p. A tornado has not been confirmed but the National Weather Service will survey the affected area tomorrow to determine the cause of the damage. Eversource Outages United Illuminating  Tweets by RachelFrank_CT Heavy rain in Plantsville/Southington now pic.twitter.com/l2KjMQmBwN — Carmen Chau (@CChauFOX61) October 2, 2018 […]

  • Partly cloudy Thursday with temps in the 70s

    The humidity will continue to fall tonight heading into Thursday. Thursday will feel more like fall out there with partly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 70s. Friday will turn mostly cloudy but should stay dry during the day. The next chance for a shower or thunderstorm will be late Friday night/overnight. But rain should be done by daybreak Saturday. The sky will turn brighter heading into this weekend. It will feel like fall as we welcome in the […]

  • Hot and humid Thursday; chance for showers and storms

    This heat and humidity continues for one more day! While it’s still be hot and humid out there, a cold front moving through in the afternoon will keep temperatures a bit lower (near 90 degrees instead of mid-upper 90s). There is a chance for an isolated shower or storm in the afternoon but most locations stay dry.  This is great news for the first UCONN home game of the season tonight (game time is 7 PM)! After that, the heat […]

  • Nice and clear Friday with temps in the 80s

    Friday will be a TOP TEN weather day with cobalt blue skies, low humidity and highs in the low-mid 80s. The humidity will remain low through Saturday before rising Sunday into into next week. We turn both hot and humid again starting Monday. In fact, we could be headed towards yet another HEAT WAVE! Summer isn’t over, but let’s enjoy the break while we get it! FORECAST DETAILS: TONIGHT: Clear, cool. Low: 50s. FRIDAY: Sunny. High: Low-mid 80s. SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. High: Low […]

  • Another round of storms Saturday

    The risk for severe weather has passed but scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain for a little while tonight. Saturday will remain very humid with scattered showers continuing as a front stalls nearby. The front will finally clear the area by Sunday. Clouds will linger but at least we should dry out. Temperatures will tumble into the 70s and  the humidity will begin to drop as well. By Monday morning, low temperatures could dip into the 50s for some towns! […]

  • 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 […]