Your RI Weather, Nov. 22, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A cold front moves through the area with overnight rain lasting through morning and ending by noon or so. Wind shifts behind the front to northwesterly and strengthens a bit while bringing in cool air under lingering cloud cover. Afternoon highs in the low to mid 50’s followed by evening lows in the mid 30’s.


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.

A meteorologist, John also is an avid golfer, runner, reader, hack guitarist, and walker. If you see a weatherman walking in a blue Jim Cantore weather jacket carrying an umbrella, look out!

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