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
WEATHER WATCH: Heavy tropical rains could flood streets through Thursday
Multiple rounds of heavy downpours expected this week could trigger Flash Flood Warnings, especially Wednesday and Thursday.
No development expected over the next 7 days, August should become more active
No major issues in the Tropics at the moment, we'll keep a close eye on things as we head in to August.
Let it snow! Here are some fun and friendly activities for families to do during the holiday break
Well, it's Houston, so we might not see any snow this Christmas season, but what if you can make your own? Check out ABC13 meteorologist Rachel Briers' fun idea that you can do with the whole family!
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: How do lightning and severe storms form?
Did you ever wonder how lightning forms? Our Rachel Briers is here with a lesson!
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.