Rhode Island Weather, May 9, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

The stubborn and deep low pressure area lingers off of the New England coast. High pressure moving down from the St Lawrence Valley keeps the pressure gradient high, which translates to continued high winds. Cloud cover will be scattered at best with no chance of rain. Morning low in the mid 40’s will warm to the upper 50’s in the afternoon with northeasterly winds gusting to 40 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.