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RI Weekend Weather Wrap, Dec. 31, 2022 & Jan. 1, 2023 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

New Year’s Eve 12/31/22:

A frontal system works it’s way up through the eastern US and begins depositing rain over the area by late morning and continues through Saturday night. Mostly light, so no flooding expected. Warming trend continues, so morning lows in the low 40’s rise to the low 50’s with a light breeze out of the south-southwest.

New Year’s Day 1/1/23:

Rain comes to an end overnight with lingering mist during the morning. Cold front does it’s work and clears things out nicely through the afternoon with highs again in the low 50’s with more sun than clouds. Temps cool in the evening to the mid 30’s as drying and radiational cooling dominate.


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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.