Your RI Weather Today, Dec. 30, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A southern stream low pressure system skirts the coastal area with some early morning light rain expected ending around 8am. Cloud cover remains, and then another weak trough of low pressure sweeps in from the northwest later in the evening with some light showers expected overnight into early Friday.

Winds generally light through the day, shifting from northerly to southerly late. Morning lows in the upper 30’s rise to the mid 40’s in the afternoon.


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.