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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
  • Showers and storms tonight, dry Friday

    As of 12:20 AM a line of heavy rain and thunder is moving through Connecticut. There have been no reports of wind damage but there is a chance for heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds (although not damaging). Rain/storms should end by 1-2 AM. Tonight is really the only speed bump in the forecast. There has been measurable rain for 10 Fridays in a row going all the way back to March! It looks like we may finally be able […]

  • 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 […]

  • Colder Tuesday with temps in the 20s

    Chillier air starts to make its way in from the northwest tonight as temperatures drop into the mid/upper 20s. Gusts to 35 mph overnight may bring wind chills into the teens by dawn, so it looks like a chilly morning commute on Tuesday. Tuesday itself will be cold, with highs only around freezing and wind chills staying in the 20 degree range. At least it’ll be mostly sunny! Heading towards the middle of the week we’ll be back to temperatures near […]

  • 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, […]

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