Your RI Weather Today, Jan. 12, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure maintains control of the region, helping push a weak trough of low pressure offshore during the day, with a brisk southwesterly breeze emerging from the conflict

The result will be a much better afternoon as winds drive warmer air from the southwest, highs reaching in the low 40’s after paying the painful price of a morning low in the single digits and wind chills threatening the negative numbers.


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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