Rachael Jay

Rachael Jay is a StormTracker meteorologist at NBC Connecticut.

She is recognized by the American Meteorological Society as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.

Rachael is passionate about making weather and science understandable, relatable, and fun.

Prior to joining NBC Connecticut, Rachael worked at HMTV6 in Hagerstown, Maryland, KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa, and WVEC in Norfolk, Virginia. She covered major weather events including Hurricane Dorian’s landfall in North Carolina.

A Maryland native, Rachael is a graduate of Penn State where she also received a minor in Spanish. In her spare time, she loves studying different languages.

Her parents are from Trinidad and Jamaica, so she is seeking out the best Caribbean restaurant in the state!

The Latest

  • StormTracker Feb 11

    Storm could bring several inches of snow to parts of Conn. late Monday night, Tuesday

    Our StormTracker meteorologists are tracking a storm that could bring several inches of snow to parts of the state late Monday through Tuesday afternoon. Most of the state could see between 6 and 12 inches of snow. Three to six inches is likely along the immediate shoreline. The precipitation will start late Monday into early Tuesday. Some rain and/or mixing…

  • Middletown Jan 15

    Middletown elementary students blend engineering and math in tiny house project

    If you were to walk in to the Makerspace classroom at Macdonough STEM Academy in Middletown, it might look like a normal gathering of students. However, each group represents their own company. “Makerspace is design and engineering, and using the engineering design process to solve a problem,” Amy Senna, the school’s library media specialist, said. She explains that throughout...

  • StormTracker Jan 14

    Snow squalls move out, accumulating snow Tuesday

    The snow showers and snow squalls that moved through the state on Sunday have moved out and our StormTracker meteorologists are tracking possible accumulating snow for Tuesday. Skies clear tonight and winds calm. A cool but bright day is in store for Monday. Looking ahead to Tuesday, we’ll be tracking a developing area of low pressure that will be...

  • new haven Dec 13, 2023

    New Haven students learn collaboration and coding through drones

    Fourth graders are learning how to code at Barack Obama Magnet University School in New Haven. “This is an additional class that students get to come to once a week, where we do almost all hands on activities, lots of problem solving lots of chances to figure things out, as they relate to different STEM fields,” Jason Ward, a STEM…

  • space Dec 13, 2023

    Geminid meteor shower peaks this week. Here's why it's one of the best of the year

    The peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower is this week. The Geminids are regarded as one of the – if not the – best meteor showers of the entire year. The shower has been active since November 19th, according to the American Meteor Society. This week, however, brings the peak of the meteors. Mark your calendar for December 14….

  • StormTracker Dec 6, 2023

    Cooler temperatures on Wednesday, flurries for some

    Cooler air has settled in for the next couple of days. Highs on Wednesday will be in the 30s for much of the state and there have been some flurries in parts of the state. Tonight, some clearing is expected and temperatures will fall into the 20s. Wind chills on Thursday morning will fall into the teens for most of…

  • STEM Nov 28, 2023

    High school students set their eyes on international robotics competition

    The 2024 VEX robotics world championship is less than six months away and students at Middletown High School are tweaking and testing their robots. They started with Robotics 1 – learning the building, coding and the basics of robotics. “Then as you go into a team, you find your individual role, which is where you want to compete, you want…

  • Middletown Nov 21, 2023

    Middletown high schoolers produce student-run newscasts in video production class

    High school students in Middletown are leading the show when it comes to their daily newscast called “Blue Tube.” Lauren Pszczolkowski teaches the class, which includes ninth through twelfth graders, but says that she does very little and leaves it in her students’ hands. “The teachers send in in announcements, and they put them into the teleprompter, they pick the…

  • NOAA Nov 15, 2023

    How do El Niño winters impact Connecticut?

    NOAA says the current El Niño pattern has reached the threshold to be called “strong.” Let’s take a look at what that meant for past El Niño winters in Connecticut. First, El Niño is the warmer phase of what’s called ENSO, short for El Niño Southern Oscillation, where we look at the water temps of the equatorial pacific and...

  • vernon Nov 6, 2023

    Students in Vernon learn about water through traveling program

    Through hands-on activities like tossing a beach ball around, third graders at Maple Street School in Vernon learned how much of our planet is covered in water before discovering just how little of that is actually drinkable. This was just one of the lessons in the “Water Drop Watchers” program run by Connecticut Water Company for schools across the state….

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