Your RI Weather Today, Nov. 17, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure move slightly to the east, as a developing mid-western frontal system approaches from the west later in the day. Only some high cloud cover expected with this system through the evening/overnight into Thursday morning with a slight chance for some light showers. Cold morning lows around the freezing mark, warming to around 50 in the afternoon with a light southerly 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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