Rhode Island Weather, May 31, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A nice start to the day could get a little dicey later as a back door cold front drops in from the northeast and sets off some scattered light showers mainly to our northeast, but they could creep in by late afternoon or early evening. Late morning high in the low 80’s dropping to the upper 50’s after the front comes through. Winds will shift from westerly to northeasterly with the frontal passage as well, gusts up to 25 mph.


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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