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: unsettled, steamy weather continues mid-week

  First Alert Forecast: Unsettled pattern continues into Independence Day weekend

  First Alert Forecast: hot, steamy and unsettled late week

  First Alert Forecast: Hot, steamy, & stormy into Independence Day Weekend

  First Alert Forecast: Excessively muggy conditions continue...

  First Alert Forecast: summery heat, humidity this week

  First Alert Forecast: Summery & hazy conditions will carry into the weekend...

  First Alert Forecast: scattered storms Thursday; hazy skies this weekend

  First Alert Forecast: Unsettled pattern continues...

  First Alert Forecast: Daily storms expected through mid-week...

  Desert dust storm crossing ocean to squash hurricanes, bring colorful sunsets

  First Alert Forecast: Unsettled pattern ahead...

  First Alert Forecast: Temperatures to climb into the start of summer...

  First Alert Forecast: Heat & humidity increasing into the first weekend of summer

  First Alert Forecast: Muggy, hot conditions returning for the start of summer!

  First Alert Forecast: Gorgeous today! Warming trend into weekend...

  First Alert Forecast: Gorgeous weather ahead!

  First Alert Forecast: less humid days ahead

  First Alert Forecast: Big changes on the way!

  ALERT DAY: TD Cristobal continues to impact central Mississippi

  ALERT DAY: Tropical Storm Cristobal will make landfall today

  ALERT DAYS issued for Sunday & Monday ahead of Tropical Storm Cristobal

  ALERT DAY MONDAY: Cristobal impacts likely into next week

  ALERT DAY ISSUED for Monday ahead of expected Cristobal impacts

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers, storms likely today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Spotty showers today, scattered storms tomorrow, tropical impacts by the weekend?

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer-like week to start the month of June

  First Alert Forecast: Beautiful weekend ahead... Big warm-up by next week!

  First Alert Forecast: unsettled pattern continues through Friday

  First Alert Forecast: Unsettled this week... HOT by next week