Your RI Weather Today, Jan. 20, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A cold front sweeps through and hands us some predawn rain changing to snow and accumulating one or two inches by morning’s end.

We’ll see some afternoon sun as temperatures fall behind the cold front’s passage, so the snow should stick around for a couple of days.

A midnight high in the mid 30’s will give way to an evening low in the low 20’s 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.