Your RI Weather Today, Jan. 4, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure settles in and anchors cool air over New England under bright sunlight through most of the day. Some High cloud cover moves in late, but no threat of any precipitation.

A chilly start with morning lows in the upper teens rising to the low 30’s as a light breeze keeps the real feel firmly below freezing.


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.