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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
  • Mother Nature is turning on the A/C tonight, chilly!

    It will feel like Mother Nature has turned on the air conditioning Saturday night. Low temperatures will drop into the 50s for many towns across the state, even for some shoreline communities. After a refreshing and cooler start to the day, temperatures will rebound to near 80 degrees by afternoon with nothing but sunshine. Everyone has a different definition of “perfect” weather but I think most of us can agree this will be a top ten weather day! Monday turns […]

  • Another hot day Tuesday, not too humid…yet

    If you love summer, this forecast will be your cup of tea with rising heat and humidity sticking around into next week. Tonight will be relatively comfortable with low temperatures in the low – mid 60s. So you may want to take advantage and open the windows. Tuesday will be another very warm/hot day with partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 80s-near 90 degrees. While the humidity will rise a little bit, it still won’t be too soupy […]

  • Sunny, hot Friday. Storms likely this weekend.

    Summer is officially here! Temperatures hit 90 degrees for the 1st time this month (2nd time this season). We have another day just like it Friday with heat and sunshine, without the humidity. Temperatures will rise into the upper 80s to low 90s. The humidity will rise heading into the weekend, along with a a rising chance for showers and storms. It won’t be a wash-out but you will need to be weather aware if you have outdoor plans. There […]

  • Icy spots possible tonight, Cooler Friday

    There was a nice thaw out there Thursday afternoon after an icy start to the day. Temperatures hit 50 degrees in many towns. We get a brief break from stormy weather over the next couple of days. Temperatures will be a bit cooler on Friday with highs in the low 40s. Saturday will be the pick of the weekend/dry before rain moves in Sunday. As that rain moves in late Saturday night, a brief period of icing is possible for […]

  • Sunny Tuesday with temps in the 30s; tracking snow later in the week

    WEATHER WATCH: Snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Most of the storm will take place between 8 PM Wednesday night and 8 AM Thursday morning. Tonight, the skies gradually clear out and temperatures drop into the teens by the early morning hours. Chilly sunshine is on the way for Tuesday with highs near 30 degrees. Wednesday during the day is dry. There is a chance for some light snow in the early evening. But most of […]

  • WEATHER WATCH: Winter storm on the way for Tuesday

    We have a winter storm on the way for Tuesday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire state for a period of snow, followed by a change to wintry mix and rain. Not much has changed for the forecast for Tuesday. Here is a breakdown: TIMING: Snow will overspread the area during the mid/late morning on Tuesday starting with southwestern CT moving northeast. The quiet corner will be the last to get the snow thinking around noon […]

  • Weather Watch: Snow to mix Tuesday into early Wednesday

    Tuesday’s storm is a winter of 2018-2019 special! Snow changing to ice and rain situation. Sound familiar? This winter we still can’t seem to manage an actual snow storm. You know, storms where *just* snow falls from the sky? The set-up: A strong storm will slide through the Great Lakes on Tuesday, passing its energy off to a coastal low near the Delmarva Tuesday night. Initially we feel confident this storm starts off as snow with plenty of available cold […]

  • Weather Watch: Icing potential Wednesday night into Thursday morning

    A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Hartford, Tolland, Windham, and Litchfield Counties for 7 PM Wednesday – 10 AM Thursday. Rain overnight may turn a bit icy in parts of northern CT. Today will be about 20 degrees cooler with highs near 40 degrees. While the day should be fairly nice, starting off with lots of sunshine, some light rain/freezing rain (inland) will develop this evening and tonight. Other than a few lingering showers mid morning, the rest […]

  • Tracking possible storm for the weekend

    Yes, we have the chance for a couple winter storms in the forecast, but let’s talk about the short-term first: High pressure will continue to control our weather for the next couple of days, so we’ll be quiet and seasonably cool. Historically speaking, Tuesday is “rock bottom”… Which is when we reach our coldest average temperature of the year. After that, the average temperature slowly rises with each passing day. That doesn’t mean much to our day-to-day forecast, but it’s […]

  • Mostly sunny Wednesday with temps in the 40s

    After a bitterly cold day, temperatures will start to rebound (after tonight). Wednesday will be about 10 degrees milder with highs near 40 degrees. By Thursday we’re in the mid 40s with increasing clouds. Rain will develop after the evening commute with a big rain and wind storm gearing up for Friday. Rain will come down heavy at times on Friday with 1″-2″+ of rain likely along with gusty winds 30-40 mph. Stronger winds and higher rainfall totals are possible […]

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