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by John Donnelly, meteorologist
A low pressure system currently tearing apart the southeastern US looms on the horizon, first cloud cover associated with it shrouds the region in the predawn hours. We can expect first flakes by 1 pm or so, then a steady light snow with only minimal accumulations before changing over to a moderate and sometimes pressing downpour with embedded thunderstorms electrifying early risers. Winds will start out light, but accelerate in the evening to a gusty southeasterly wind varying wildly especially in the event of maturing thunderstorms.
Morning low in the upper 20’s rising to a doused mid 40’s by evening.
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.