Your RI Weather Today, November 8, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure settles in and camps out for the day right overhead, elbowing out any cloud cover that tries to even begin to move in. Brilliant sunshine results, and some warmer temps to look forward to, afternoon highs around 60 from morning lows in the upper 30’s with a slightly gusty breeze out of the north.


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!