RI Weather for July 28, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Muggies return ahead of a warm front moving in from the west, with some light morning showers possible, and also a bout of late afternoon/evening showers, too, but confidence in either of these timeframes is low. We’ll stay out of the 90’s, but highs in the mid 80’s teamed up with dew points in the low 70’s is nearly a championship combination. A southerly breeze gusts towards 25 mph, helping slightly with the stagnation.

Rumors of temps in the area next week well into the 100’s are just that, rumors, and not the Fleetwood Mac kind. Upper 90’s a good bet for historically the hottest stretch of any year, last week in July, first week of August.


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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