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RI Weather for January 18, 2023 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A surface trough left over from the occluded front that passed remains to the north and helps funnel winds out of the west-northwest gusting to 25 mph. Cloud cover will trend towards decreasing, and afternoon temps once again above normal, highs in the mid and upper 40’s from morning lows in 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.