RI Weather Today, June 17, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Rain ends before sunrise, then partial breakup of the cloud cover will take place.

Another batch of showers and maybe a thunderstorm will move down with the cold front during the midday hours. Winds shift to westerly and drier air begins to fill in behind the front. Morning lows in the upper 60’s followed by an afternoon high around 80 and a breeze shifting from southwesterly in the morning to westerly in the afternoon.


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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