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: Alert Day issued for Monday ahead of storm threat

  Warmer weekend ahead; ALERT DAY issued for Monday

  First Alert Forecast: Tropical Storm Nestor has formed; severe weather still possible Monday

  First Alert Forecast: filtered sun Thursday; eyes on the Gulf & upcoming severe threat

  First Alert Forecast: Cooler days ahead as cold front moves away...

  FIRST ALERT: periods of heavy rain, storms likely Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Gorgeous, fall weather to finish our Saturday

  First Alert Forecast: BIG forecast changes for the weekend!

  First Alert Forecast: Big changes ahead!

  First Alert Forecast: Dramatic changes on the way!

  First Alert Forecast: cool & comfortable Tuesday

  First Alert Forecast: Relief is not too far away!

  First Alert Forecast: record setting heat to start the MS State Fair

  First Alert Forecast: Record highs to start October?

  First Alert Forecast: near-record territory early week

  First Alert Forecast: Summer-like heat to continue through the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: Summer-like heat to continue through first weekend of fall

  First Alert Forecast: Above-average heat to continue through weekend

  First Alert Forecast: trending warmer by the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: few showers Tuesday; staying warm this week

  First Alert Forecast: 90s hold on through first week of Autumn

  First Alert Forecast: drier and milder Friday; staying above average

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances return Thursday

  First Alert Forecast: Slight relief from the heat about to move in...

  First Alert Forecast: Tropics continue to heat up as our temperatures remain well above-average...

  First Alert Forecast: late summer heat wave continues

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Above-average heat continues, tropical development possible in the Gulf

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Above-average conditions continue...

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot & muggy again today, scattered storms possible

  First Alert Forecast: triple digit heat this weekend; Dorian begins exits off Carolina coast