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: Red for Ed action day forecast

Thousands of teachers will be at the Statehouse in Indianapolis on Nov. 19th for "Red for Ed action day". It will shine light on the issues schools are facing across the state.

Weather Blog: Cold at regional championship games

It's going to be a cold night for your regional championship games. You'll need to bundle up to stay warm.

Weather Blog: Record low broken for November 13

The record low temperature was broken this morning. The previous record was set back in 1911.

Weather blog: Record cold high temperature broken

The record cold highest temperature of 27 degrees from 1920 was broken in 2019.

Weather blog: Arctic air likely to break records

An Arctic blast of air is on the way, bringing the coldest air of the season. Record high and low temperatures will likely be broken.

Weather blog: Record snow in Fort Wayne

The previous record snow of 2.0 inches set back in 1921 was broken in 2019.

Weather blog: Snow arrives Monday

Get ready for our first accumulating snow of the season. 1 to 3 inches likely to fall on Monday.

Weather blog: Cold Friday night football games

Cold temperatures at Friday night sectional championship football games.

Start Something Big: Madelon

Meet Madelon and Susan. They met in Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Program.

Daylight Saving Time and the history behind it

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday November 3rd, 2019. Set your clocks back one hour either Saturday night or Sunday morning.

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