Your RI Weekend Weather Wrap – Dec. 25/26, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Christmas Day 12/25/21:

We start out with a white Christmas, but some light rain moving in will likely melt away most of the snow on the ground. We’ll see continued drizzly conditions persist in the afternoon/early evening as cloud cover hangs tight. Morning lows in the upper 20’s followed by afternoon highs around 40 with a light northwesterly breeze.

Sunday 12/26/21:

Drizzle ends in the morning, and northwesterly breezes will kick up in the afternoon as cloud cover gradually diminishes. Highs in the mid 40’s during the afternoon followed by evening lows in the low 30’s as northwesterly wind gusts climb into the 20’s.


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.