Your RI Weather Today, Jan. 11, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A rude winter awakening for us, with frigid morning lows in the low teens that will only ‘warm” to the upper teens…rather insulting. And, a nice northerly wind will blast away what miniscule warmth there is, so wind chills will be down in the negative single digits through the afternoon.

Hey, the useless sun will be shining bright, so there’s that.


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.

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