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RI Weather for January 20, 2023 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A trough of low pressure behind the main front will sweep in from the north late triggering some snow showers in the evening with up to an inch on the ground by midnight. Morning lows in the lower 30’s rise to the mid and upper 30’s by the evening. Light winds will pose no threat, generally less than one inch by midnight, and an additional dusting to another inch or so by morning.


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.