A map showing the location of snow and rain.

RI Weather for January 23, 2023 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

We’ll finally get some snow out of this deal once the rain ends later in the morning to around noon. Low pressure moves offshore with a trailing trough around which cooler air filters in and allow for a changeover from rain to snow, albeit a heavy wet snow that will amount to about and inch, maybe two by the time it’s over in the evening. Morning highs in the mid 30’s sink to the lower 30’s in the evening with a northwesterly breeze gusting to 25 mph.


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.