Rhode Island Weather, May 17, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Drier air moves into the area behind the cold frontal passage, but still warm, with afternoon highs in the mid 70’s from morning lows in the upper 50’s. The breeze will be up out of the west generally, gusting towards 30 mph at times. Some midday cloud cover will be around, but no chance for rain. Just fair weather clouds.



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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