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RI Weather for Friday, August 5, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Another hot one today, but with something in the way of relief in the form of additional cloud cover for some occasional shade interrupting the blistering sun.

A coastal boundary will try to set up in the early afternoon, which may be the trigger for some scattered showers and perhaps a thunderstorm. Morning lows in the mid 70’s rise to around 90 with high dewpoints in the 70’s weighing us down like damp and musty blankets.

Winds will be light, generally less than 10 mph, so no cooling effect from moving air today.

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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 where the McCabe’s, Donnelly’s, Walker’s and Callan’s have been since after the Civil War.

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