Rachel Coulter

Rachel Coulter


Jackson, MS

Rachel Coulter joined the First Alert Weather Team as a Meteorologist, after three years at KAIT, Raycom’s station in Jonesboro, AR.

Rachel was born in Wisconsin and lived there ten years before moving to North Carolina, where her family still resides. She knew she wanted to become a Meteorologist at an early age after learning about thunderstorms from her grandfather. After starting a storm chasing club at the age of seven, her passion for the science only grew.

In 2015, Rachel graduated with a B.S. Degree in Meteorology from Millersville University, where she also played on the women's basketball team for a few years.

Even though Rachel started off wanting to go into research, a couple of amazing internships at WRAL and WGAL and a student-run show, Weather Watch, revealed a love for forecasting and communicating the weather to others.

Her first job at KAIT led to experience covering historic flooding and multiple tornadoes that has only increased her desire to study and forecast severe weather. Rachel is excited to work in Mississippi and learn from the amazing team of Meteorologists at WLBT and Fox40!

Recent Articles by Rachel

  First Alert Forecast: warm, breezy Monday; cold rain Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More clouds to finish out the weekend...

  First Alert Forecast: showers Friday; clouds hang around this weekend

  First Alert Forecast: mild Thursday; showers return Friday

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable Wednesday; rain return late week

  ALERT DAY issued for Saturday

  First Alert Forecast: Dry Black Friday, ALERT DAY Saturday

Storms leave path of destruction in their wake across parts of central Mississippi

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances late Tuesday

  First Alert Forecast: Nice today, stormy tomorrow

  First Alert Forecast: mild Thursday; rain, storms return Friday

First Alert Forecast: Rain chances increase by the week’s end!

  First Alert Forecast: warming trend through mid-week

  First Alert Forecast: few showers Thursday; warming trend ahead

  First Alert Forecast: Sunshine today, clouds and passing showers tomorrow

  FIRST ALERT: Record breaking COLD Tuesday & Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT: Showers later today, dangerous cold by Tuesday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temperatures warming up before the BIG drop next week...

  First Alert Forecast: Cold now, frigid next week!

  First Alert Forecast: few showers Thursday, much cooler Friday

  First Alert Forecast: Nice couple of days ahead, MUCH colder temperatures on the way...

  First Alert Forecast: Cold weekend ahead!

  First Alert Forecast: COLD Halloween & 1st of November

  First Alert Forecast: Rain chances increasing ahead of sharp drop in temperatures...

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Roller coaster forecast ahead!

  ALERT DAY FRIDAY: Dry conditions today, flash flooding possible into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool and sunny mid-week; Rain chances climb into weekend

  First Alert Forecast: quiet, cool Tuesday; showers return by weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Alert Day issued for Monday ahead of storm threat

  Warmer weekend ahead; ALERT DAY issued for Monday