A map showing the weather for friday in massachusetts.

Your RI Weather Today, Nov. 19, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Front clears away the rain and clouds, leaving behind sunshine and cooler air in its wake. Afternoon highs only climb to the upper 40’s with evening lows in the mid 30’s to follow with a gusty northwesterly wind to rustle the fallen leaves.


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!