Your RI Weather Today, Jan. 5, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Low pressure developing over the southeast US reaches out it’s tendrils and provides up with about a day’s worth of rain starting in the morning and lasting through late afternoon.

We’ll get some warmer air with the saturation, afternoon highs achieving 50 from morning lows in the upper 20’s with a gusty southerly to southwesterly 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.