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Your RI Weekend Weather Wrap – Jan. 8/9, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Saturday 1/7/22:

High pressure builds in behind the storm giving us clear skies but cold air comes along for the ride.

Afternoon highs around 30 from morning lows in the teens with a northwesterly breeze, dropping chills down to the single digits. Plenty of sun, but most of its energy will be reflected back into space from the snow cover.


Sunday 1/9/22:

A cold front presses in from the west with southwesterly flow ahead dragging warmer air from the southwest, to our benefit in the form of afternoon highs in the low 40’s and morning lows in the low 20’s.

Southwesterly winds gusting in the 30-40 mph range, so the expected rain later on in the day could have a sting to it.


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.

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