Your RI Weekend Weather Wrap, Dec. 4/5, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Saturday 12/4/21:

We’ll be sitting in a slightly cooler than normal airmass over the weekend, but the winds should die down so the chills won’t be so striking. Also, we’re in between frontal systems flanking us north and south, so rain should not be an issue at least through late Sunday night. Morning lows in the upper 20’s followed by afternoon highs in the lower 40’s with a light west-southwesterly breeze.

Sunday 12/5/21:

Another system develops over the Great Lakes and inches eastward with high cloud cover ahead of the system filtering into southern New England and eventually some light rain could arrive sometime after Midnight Monday.Morning lows and the mid 30’s rise again to the mid 40’s with a light westerly breeze.


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.