Your RI Weather Today, Dec. 28, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A taste of winter overnight gives way to some limited warmth during the afternoon, light rain having ended by mid morning. We’ll see temps rise from wet and raw low  30’s to more Fall-ish upper 40’s by afternoon with a light west-northwesterly breeze.

Another low pressure system in what looks like a weeks’ worth of them will roll in later in the evening with some showers after what little sun we get tucks itself away.


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.