Your RI Weather Today, Nov. 15, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A chilly and damp start to the week after the passage of a cold front that dropped some overnight showers over the area. Cloud cover will gradually break and thin through the day as dry air settles into the region. Morning lows in the upper 30’s followed by afternoon highs in the upper 40’s with a gusty westerly 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.

A meteorologist, John also is an avid golfer, runner, reader, hack guitarist, and walker. If you see a weatherman walking in a blue Jim Cantore weather jacket carrying an umbrella, look out!