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RI Weather Today, July 20, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Hot and humid, with sunshine lifting temps into the 90’s for the second of what could be an extended heat wave. Not much in the way of relief either, except for some purely convective popup daytime showers which will be few and far between over the inland sections of the area. Don’t count on those. Morning low in the low to mid 70’s rising to a hazy low 90’s with a west-southwesterly breeze like yesterday gusting to 25 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.