Rachel Briers
Rachel Briers joined the ABC13 weather team in December 2018.

Before joining us in Houston, Rachel was the Chief Meteorologist at KWES in Midland, TX where she covered all of the West Texas weather, including tornadoes, large hail, and severe winter storms.

Rachel found her passion for weather at a very young age. Her father's parents were farmers and weather was a daily topic at the dinner table. Following in her parents' footsteps, Rachel attended Texas A&M University where she obtained a degree in Atmospheric Sciences and also met her future husband. After graduation, she headed out to West Texas to begin her meteorology career in Lubbock. Rachel is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and enjoys giving educational weather talks to schools and the community.

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Rachel Briers says her favorite song is "Texas Tornado" by Tracy Lawrence!

A native Texan, Rachel grew up north of Dallas in Plano and is very excited to be a member of the Houston family. She enjoys barre, puppies, and traveling. You will be sure to find her at the rodeo in the spring and at Houston sporting events all year round!

Rachel's Stories
Saharan dust travels off Africa coast into eastern Atlantic
It is possible that the dust could arrive in southeast Texas as we head into Father's Day weekend.
ABC13 Meteorologist Rachel Briers explains cold and warm fronts
What is a front? ABC13 Meteorologist Rachel Briers how cold and warm fronts develop.
How to tell the difference between snow, sleet and freezing rain
As we make it through the winter, you may want to know the difference between snow, sleet, freezing rain, and plain old rain.