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: daily storm chances increase

  First Alert Forecast: August heat and humidity to continue...

  First Alert Forecast: steamy August days ahead

  First Alert Forecast: toasty Friday; humidity creeps back in through weekend

  First Alert Forecast: hot, not as humid Thursday

  First Alert Forecast: humidity drop to come behind Wednesday front

  ALERT DAY FORECAST: oppressive heat hits its peak Tuesday

  First Alert Forecast: heat, humidity crank up as students head to classes

  First Alert Forecast: summery steam continues

  First Alert Forecast: Summery pattern continues into the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: Typical summertime weather continues!

  First Alert Forecast: summery blend of heat, humidity, few storms

  First Alert Forecast: Keep the umbrellas handy today!

  First Alert Forecast: Scattered storms return to the forecast!

  First Alert Forecast: Summery conditions return for the weekend!

  First Alert Forecast: quiet, warm Thursday; summery heat returns by weekend

  First Alert Forecast: Quick break from summer

  First Alert Forecast: Quick break from July heat & humidity arrives today!

  First Alert Forecast: Big changes on the way!

  First Alert Forecast: Temperatures to drop, rain chances to increase in the coming days!

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Typical summer pattern returns!

Barry is now a tropical depression

  ALERT DAY FORECAST: Barry weakening as a tropical depression

  ALERT DAY: Barry continues move northward; impacts increase Sunday

  First Alert Forecast: Tropical Storm Barry to bring local impacts into the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: heat continues; TS Barry churns up the Gulf

  First Alert Forecast: Heat Advisories today, potential tropical impacts this weekend...

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Watching the Gulf...

First Alert Forecast: Steamy weekend continues...

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot & steamy weekend ahead!