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Your RI Weather Today, Dec. 23, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure keeps cool Canadian air in place for another day with mostly clear skies and diminishing winds. We’ll have chilly afternoon highs only in the mid 30’s, cooling in the evening to the mid 20’s with some high cloud cover spilling in late. Northwesterly breezes fall quickly in thee morning to less than 10 mph.


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.