Your RI Weather Today, Jan. 2, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Low pressure trough moves offshore with light rain and drizzle continuing through early to mid afternoon. Winds will shift to west-northwesterly after the trough passes through with cooler air filtering in behind, temps dropping from afternoon high in the low 50’s to evening lows in the upper 30’s with a light shifting wind from the northwest.


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.