Your RI Weather Today, Jan. 9, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A cold front presses in from the west with southwesterly flow ahead dragging warmer air from the southwest, to our benefit in the form of afternoon highs in the low 40’s and morning lows in the low 20’s.

Southwesterly winds gusting in the 30-40 mph range, so the expected rain later on in the day could have a sting to it.


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.

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