RI Weather for January 16, 2023 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

An occluded frontal system remains offshore around which mixed rain and snow and some sleet as well will swing through in the early hours on brisk north-northwesterly winds. Eventually things calm down and cloud cover starts to break and winds die down in the evening hours. Morning lows in the low 30’s rise only to the mid 30’s.


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.

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