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by John Donnelly, meteorologist
We open July with more humidity, as winds become southwesterly and drive in more mid-Atlantic moisture. As a trough of low pressure attempts to swing in from the northwest, we could see the outside chance of a late day shower or thunderstorm somewhere away from the bay influence, which usually kills convection before it gets within a couple of miles of the shoreline. More heat with the southwesterly flow as well, afternoon highs in the upper 80’s from morning lows in the mid 60’s with gusts to 30 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.
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