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Rhode Island Weather for May 21, 2023 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Rain drivers clear out of town, with overcast skies gradually opening up to partly cloudy by mid afternoon. A light west-northwesterly breeze dries things out, allowing for an afternoon high in the low 70’s and lows in the upper 50’s.

It’s a “B” day!


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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.