Your RI Weather Today, Dec. 31, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

The latest in a series of weak low pressure features run through the area and kicks up some drizzle and light rain, particularly in the afternoon. Morning lows around 40 rise only to the upper 40’s with a light southerly breeze under overcast skies.


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.