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Your RI Weather Today, Dec. 16, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Some predawn rain comes to an end with cloud cover left behind in between fronts. Southwesterly breezes help to bring in some warmer than normal air during the day, leading to afternoon highs in the low 60’s from lows in the upper 40’s. Those southwesterlies may be gusty at times, blowing around what’s left of the fall cleanup.

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.