Rhode Island Weather, May 19, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A Low pressure system moves through mainly during the morning with light rain beginning around 5am and carrying through until about 2pm. Low clouds will stick around through the afternoon, and then break up around 7pm, giving us a chance at a pretty cool sunset. Afternoon highs around 60 if we’re lucky, cooling to the mid 50’s in the evening with a breeze shifting from southeasterly to southwesterly.


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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