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Your RI Weather Today, Jan. 21, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure to our north will drive cooler air into the area, while pushing yesterday’s cold front further out to sea. Morning lows down in the mid teens will rise only to the low 20’s in the afternoon with a breeze that will keeps chill temps in the high single digits.

No precipitation of any kind is expected, and even a gathering low pressure system over the southeastern US will likely pass to our south, so we’ll have a quiet but chilly few days ahead.


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.