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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
  • Cold tonight and Thursday, big rain storm this weekend

    Thursday will be sunny but cooler with highs in the low-mid 30s. But the chill won’t last. Temperatures will be in the 40s on Friday with the chance for a late day shower. Then we’ll see another RAIN STORM Saturday with highs in the 50s. Once again we could get quite a bit of rain with 1″-2″ posible. Since the ground is frozen, there’s another chance for poor drainage issues as the water tries to find a place to go. […]

  • Timing for snowfall in Connecticut

    Rain is changing over to snow out there overnight. That changeover will continue from NW to SE from now through 2 AM.  While we’re not expecting a lot of accumulation, the timing will be enough to cause issues for the morning commute (slippery roads, school delays). Snow will start off light at first but then could pick up in intensity with a burst of heavier snow right around daybreak. The warm ground will play a roll in how much accumulates, […]

  • First snow of the season possible late week

    Just saying the words “first snow” triggers all kinds of emotions. For some it’s a beautiful time of year, signifying the start of ski season, the holidays, or a chance to make some extra cash plowing. Others are left cringing, saying “too soon” and making jokes about shopping for bread, milk and eggs. Snow gets awfully close to Connecticut Thursday night into Friday morning! While most of the state will just get rain, we can’t rule out the “first flakes” […]

  • 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 […]

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