Your RI Weather Today, Nov. 16, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure in place keeps cloud development to a minimum, but also holds the cool airmass in place for another day or so. We’ll wake to morning lows in the low to mid 30’s and warm only to the upper 40’s in the afternoon 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!

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