Your RI Weather Today, Oct. 1, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure makes it’s presence known on this first day of October by suppressing most cloud development and forcing dry air into the region. Pleasantly so, I might add. A typically chilly morning is in store with lows in the mid to upper 40’s followed by afternoon highs in the mid to upper 60’s with a light westerly breeze.  


Jack Donnelly

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!