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RI Weather for May 5, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

High pressure takes over for a day with nice warmth during the afternoon, highs around 70 from morning lows in the low 50’s. Some late afternoon cloud cover moves in, but no rain expected. Winds will be light and shift from northerly to southerly by the end of the day, adding low level moisture that may result in some overnight mist.


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.