Your RI Weather, Nov. 9, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

If possible, today could be even better than yesterday. We’ll see warmer temperatures in the afternoon, to the tune of the upper 60’s for highs, from early morning lows in the upper 30’s. Winds will be light out of the southwest, and high pressure in place will keep the sunshine bright and clear.

Take advantage, as these days are few and far between!


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!