Your RI Weather Today, Dec. 9, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure builds in for a day and keeps us out of the hairy weather for the time being. We will see some cloud cover thickening later in the day ahead of another low pressure system brewing over the Great Lakes.

A little on the cool side, with afternoon highs in the low 40’s combined with morning and evening lows around freezing with a light northwesterly breeze.


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.