RI Weather, May 16, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Storm system over the mid-west moves closer to the area through the day, with the chance for some evening showers and maybe an embedded thunderstorm or two in the western distance. Morning lows around 60 rise to the mid 70’s with partly cloudy skies and a southerly breeze gusting to 25 mph. Best chance for rain/tstms will be after 8 pm.


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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