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

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Another nice day, morning lows in the upper 50’s rise to the lower 70’s with a light breeze shifting from northerly to northeasterly. Plenty of sun with patches of scattered cloud cover that will likely increase later in the day as the high pressure slips eastward and feeds the next frontal system out west.


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!