RI Weather Today, June 8, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A cold front moves through with rain from before sunrise until about noon. We may get a little added upper level punch to make the rain possibly heavier at times from 4am to 7am. Afternoon highs in the upper 70’s cool to the mid 60’s with a south-southwesterly breeze gusting 20-30 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.