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RI Weather for December 28, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

An early Winter warming trend continues with temperatures during the afternoon cracking the 40 degree barrier from chilly morning lows in the low 20’s. Cloud cover streaming in along a frontal boundary to our north helps bottle in the warmth brought in by southwesterly winds, which will gust towards 25 mph.


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John Donnelly was born in Hialeah, Florida and moved back to Rhode Island and settled in Johnston, where he grew up until graduating from Lyndon State College in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. As a child John always wanted to know how air moved, and he ran towards, not away from, thunder and lighting and various other ominous weather phenomena. He returned in 2001 to the old family neighborhood of Elmhurst where the McCabe’s, Donnelly’s, Walker’s and Callan’s have been since after the Civil War.