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: Below-average conditions continue

  First Alert Forecast: Cold start to the week

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable Friday; rain, few storms return Saturday

  First Alert Forecast: Shower chances remain the forecast before COLD & dry air moves in this weekend...

  First Alert Forecast: Scattered showers to return ahead of BIG cool down

  First Alert Forecast: Flash flooding concerns continue

  First Alert Forecast: storms, fog move in overnight

ALERT DAY threat has ended

  First Alert Forecast: Severe threat increasing

  First Alert Forecast: Storm threat increases into weekend

  First Alert Forecast: Nice today, storms return this weekend

  First Alert Forecast: Pleasant weather through mid-week, storms return into the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: Few showers tonight, storms likely into the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: Shower chances dwindling, beautiful weekend ahead

  ALERT DAY: Rain, storms likely Thursday, into Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Alert Day issued for Thursday

  First Alert Forecast: Wrapping up 2019 seasonable & dry!

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Gloomy today, stormy tomorrow

  First Alert Forecast: Rainy weekend, warm Christmas!

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold, windy behind Monday’s cold front

Several tornadoes tear through Mississippi

  First Alert Forecast: Big changes ahead

  First Alert Forecast: cool Thursday; few showers Friday

  First Alert Forecast: cool, breezy Wednesday

  First Alert Forecast: blustery, rainy Tuesday

  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