Your RI Weather Today, Dec. 6, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

The latest frontal system moves through the area, breaking things along the way with gusty winds shifting from southeasterly in the morning to southwesterly in the afternoon. We’ll also see some light rain during the hours around sunrise followed by mostly cloudy conditions with the slight chance for some breaks in the cloud cover, but this will be short lived as another batch of showers should develop in the evening.

The strongest winds will be in the afternoon/evening, with gusts approaching and possibly exceeding 40 mph, just wiping out all the work done by gas blowers over the weekend.


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.