Alida Donnelly

Alida Donnelly comes to the FOX 55 Severe Weather Center Team from Illinois where she grew up in a suburb of Chicago.

Title: Meteorologist
adonnelly@wfft.com

Alida Donnelly comes to the FOX 55 Severe Weather Center Team from Illinois where she grew up in a suburb of Chicago.

Alida has always had a passion for weather, which she developed after watching a severe thunderstorm roll through her town and witnessed damage from lightning firsthand.
She lived in an area like Fort Wayne with all four seasons which helped her expand her knowledge for various systems.

Alida attended Purdue University where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Atmospheric Science.

While at Purdue, Alida worked for Purdue University Fast Track, a program that airs throughout the Lafayette community, where she forecasted the weather and reported.
She interned at WLFI in Lafayette and then at WTMJ in Milwaukee.

Before moving to Fort Wayne, Alida spent two years forecasting weather and reporting at WVNS in West Virginia, experiencing all the wild and wonderful things that the mountain state has to offer.

When she isn't working, Alida loves to spend time with her family and friends. She loves to cheer on her favorite sports teams, the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Alida is very excited to continue her career at FOX 55 News and enjoy everything that Fort Wayne has to offer.

If you have any weather photos, don't hesitate to email her at adonnelly@wfft.com.

Recent Posts by Alida Donnelly

Weather Blog: Drizzle possible Saturday

Drizzle is possible on Saturday after another chilly start. Frost is likely Saturday morning as temperatures will start off in the mid 30s.

Weather Blog: Mostly sunny Friday

Mostly sunny skies return to northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio as we wrap up the work week. Patchy frost may be on some cars and plants by sunrise Friday.

Weather Blog; Black bears emerging in Maine

Warm, early spring weather in Maine is leading to another problem. Black bears are starting to come out of hibernation.

Weather Blog: Vessel capsizes off of Louisiana's coast

The search is on for 12 people after a boat capsized off the Louisiana coast. The boat capsized when severe weather brought high winds and heavy rain to the Louisiana coast.

Weather Blog: High pollen counts for the next few days

The pollen forecast is not looking good for the next several days. Allergen levels are expected to remain high into the weekend.

Weather Blog: Most endangered rivers in America

The Snake River in the Pacific Northwest is the most endangered river in the United States. That's according to American Rivers.

Weather Blog: Lunar occultation of Mars

Mars will disappear behind the moon on April 17. Lunar occultations are only visible from a small part of the world.

Weather Blog: Eruptions continue on St. Vincent

Another volcanic eruption rocked St. Vincent Monday morning. La Soufrière volcano has been erupting since Friday, spewing ash and hot gas into the atmosphere.

Weather Blog: Showers and storms Saturday

Showers and storms return to northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio Saturday. Some of the stronger showers and storms may produce gusty winds and heavy downpours.

Weather Blog: Mostly cloudy & breezy Friday

It's going to be a breezy and mostly cloudy end to the work week. Our above average high temperature trend continues. The average high temperature for April 9 is 58 degrees.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 710607

Reported Deaths: 13248
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion968581722
Lake51908949
Allen39337672
Hamilton34643406
St. Joseph34306543
Elkhart27477432
Vanderburgh22099394
Tippecanoe21927213
Porter17987301
Johnson17571374
Hendricks16854310
Clark12715190
Madison12367337
Vigo12240244
Monroe11510166
LaPorte11204204
Delaware10382184
Howard9698211
Kosciusko9165114
Hancock8014139
Bartholomew7913155
Warrick7702155
Floyd7568176
Wayne6917198
Grant6855171
Boone6568100
Morgan6414138
Dubois6091117
Marshall5801109
Dearborn571276
Cass5698104
Henry5588101
Noble543683
Jackson494172
Shelby481395
Lawrence4349118
Gibson429589
Harrison429171
Clinton420953
Montgomery418986
DeKalb413284
Whitley382239
Huntington379780
Miami373365
Knox367189
Steuben367157
Putnam353460
Jasper352546
Wabash348178
Adams338253
Ripley335469
Jefferson318080
White308854
Daviess289999
Wells286881
Decatur279592
Fayette277362
Greene271085
Posey269533
Scott261553
Clay255445
LaGrange255470
Randolph236080
Washington231631
Spencer228131
Jennings225448
Fountain209345
Sullivan208042
Starke206252
Owen192756
Fulton192140
Jay186429
Carroll186120
Perry181436
Orange178353
Rush170824
Vermillion166343
Franklin166035
Tipton161543
Parke144616
Blackford133931
Pike130734
Pulaski114345
Newton104234
Brown100740
Crawford97914
Benton97413
Martin83115
Warren80215
Switzerland7698
Union70110
Ohio56011
Unassigned0408

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1058395

Reported Deaths: 19033
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1229981360
Cuyahoga1080042072
Hamilton785031170
Montgomery50326998
Summit45710915
Lucas40568768
Butler37858572
Stark31586896
Lorain24333473
Warren23964293
Mahoning21029584
Lake20143365
Clermont19480229
Delaware18162130
Licking16185207
Fairfield15796197
Trumbull15666461
Medina14961259
Greene14765236
Clark13697293
Wood12828185
Portage12481196
Allen11374229
Richland11102198
Miami10568214
Muskingum8729127
Wayne8619209
Columbiana8589226
Pickaway8454121
Marion8409135
Tuscarawas8393240
Erie7644154
Hancock6746124
Ross6727146
Ashtabula6563166
Geauga6563146
Scioto6314101
Belmont5657159
Union560247
Lawrence5483102
Jefferson5372149
Huron5333114
Darke5285121
Sandusky5208120
Seneca5163120
Washington5095108
Athens509256
Auglaize477683
Mercer473785
Shelby458092
Knox4418108
Madison426559
Putnam423199
Ashland414488
Fulton411667
Defiance405596
Crawford3894102
Brown387755
Logan375176
Preble372498
Clinton364060
Ottawa359578
Highland348460
Williams330074
Champaign322357
Jackson309351
Guernsey308749
Perry290949
Fayette278448
Morrow277239
Hardin265964
Henry265066
Coshocton261058
Holmes255199
Van Wert239863
Pike234231
Gallia233346
Adams230252
Wyandot228354
Hocking210759
Carroll189747
Paulding169239
Meigs141738
Noble133037
Monroe129041
Morgan107723
Harrison105936
Vinton81614
Unassigned02
Fort Wayne
Partly Cloudy
36° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 30°
Angola
Partly Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 34°
Huntington
Partly Cloudy
42° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 39°
Fort Wayne
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 30°
Lima
Partly Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 35°
Patchy frost is expected Thursday night and near seasonable highs are on the way for Friday afternoon.
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