Your RI Weather Today, Dec. 13, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure builds in and keeps the pressure gradient elevated, which in turn keeps some gusty winds alive for us to deal with. West-southwesterly winds gusting to 25 mph and above through the day keep things from getting stale. Highs in the low 50’s are expected after morning lows in the upper 30’s with gradual clearing out of cloud cover.


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.