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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

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

Recent Posts by Alida Donnelly

Weather Blog: Heavy Snow Friday Night

Heavy, wet snow is going to make its way back to northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio Friday night. This is going to accumulate and totals are going to range from a dusting to 5 inches, depending on where you live.

Weather Blog: Heavy rain & flooding on the way

Northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio are going to see 3 to 5 inches of rain from Thursday night to Saturday night.

Weather Blog: 2019 Weather Stats

Here’s some of the data from the National Weather Service’s annual climate report.

Weather Blog: Record high temperature broken for Dec. 26

It's been a little while but we broke a record today for the warmest high temperature. The record we broke was set back in 2016.

Weather Blog: Holiday travel

If you're traveling this weekend ahead of the holidays, the forecast is looking great. Much of the country will be dry and quiet, creating the perfect travel conditions.

Weather Blog: Temperatures so far

We're more than halfway through December and we're going to take a look back at our high temperatures. At the beginning of December, average high temperatures started in the low 40s before falling into the mid 30s by the middle of the month.

Weather Blog: White Christmas chances

It's too far out to know if we'll actually see one this year, but historically we have a decent chance. The National Centers for Environmental Information is who compiles the map.

Weather Blog: Another blast of Arctic air

Another blast of Arctic air is on its way to Fort Wayne. It won't be as brutally cold as it was in November, but not by much.

Start Something Big: Christopher

Meet Christopher and Lucas. They have been matched for six months.

Weather Blog: Fall weather summary

During the fall this year, we broke a few records that were over a century old.

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