A map showing the weather in the area.

RI Weather for January 22, 2023 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Low pressure developing over the southeastern US gradually makes progress with some overrunning rain ahead of the storm’s warm front on our doorstep by late afternoon/early evening. Before then cloud cover will thicken during the day as temps rise to the low 40’s from morning lows in the mid and upper 20’s with a light southwesterly breeze.


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.