Weather map for thursday.

Your RI Weather Today, Jan. 27, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure keeps us in the clear for awhile at least, with cold air firmly in place for the day. Frigid morning lows in the single digits ‘warming’ to the upper 20’s in the afternoon with a light south-southwesterly breeze.

Cloud cover begins moving in later in the evening ahead of a weak cold front, but no real chance for snow out of the deal. Maybe a flurry or two in the wee Friday hours.

Stay tuned for weekend worries.


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.