Your RI Weather Today, Dec. 7, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure returns and puts a stop to just about all of the wind and brings a more seasonable set of conditions to southern New England. Morning lows around freezing, so some frosty windshields in store, warming to the low 40’s with a light westerly breeze under partly cloudy 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.