Your RI Weather Today, Oct. 18, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Northwesterly winds continue to usher in cooler air, typical Fall dryness with low dewpoints and afternoon highs in the upper 50’s from morning lows in the low 40’s. A few batches of cloud cover roll through, but showers should not be an issue outside of the northern mountains.


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!