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
Cool start to Sunday
Starting off cool Sunday with lows in the low 50s and highs in the mid 70s.
Pamela's remnants bring rain
The Gulf remains quiet, but remnants from Pamela brings periods of heavy rain and storms.
Weather U: How do lightning and severe storms form?
Did you ever wonder how lightning forms? Our Rachel Briers is here with a lesson!
Weather U: What's the difference between a hard and light freeze?
Cold is cold right? Not exactly. Learn what make a light freeze and a hard freeze different, and what it means for your home.
Weather U: The 4 types of wintry precipitation
Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow: How these types of precipitation form.
Why we're seeing bluebonnets blooming and it's only January
The iconic Texas flower is in bloom along White Oak Bayou and 34th Street in the Heights.
Weather U: What is flash flooding and what are the dangers
Did you know that it only takes six inches of fast moving water to knock over an adult?
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.
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.