RI Weekend Weather Wrap, January 1/2, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Saturday 01/01/22:

Low pressure trough pass through over the next couple of days with light rain and drizzle expected basically through the evening. Temps will be above normal, with afternoon highs in the low 50’s from morning lows in the mid 40’s with a light southerly breeze.

Sunday 01/02/22:

Low pressure trough moves offshore with light rain and drizzle continuing through early to mid afternoon. Winds will shift to west-northwesterly after the trough passes through with cooler air filtering in behind, temps dropping from afternoon high in the low 50’s to evening lows in the upper 30’s with a light shifting wind from the northwest


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.