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RI Weather for January 6, 2023 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Low pressure deepens as it heads off the northeaster US coast, and will drive showers and light rain lasting from morning through early evening. Highs climb only to the upper 30’s bookended by mid 30’s in the morning and evening with a light breeze generally out of the north. There may be a few flakes of snow mixed in over the higher elevations during the day, but no accumulations expected.


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.