RI Weather Today, May 11, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Bit of a broken record forecast, with the exception being more cloud cover. Low pressure is being forced back to the southwest by an upper ridge to our north, and more moisture will be brought around the low into our area, but no rain of any significance should reach this far. The Cape and Islands may get clipped, but we should stay dry, and unburnt from lack of sun.

Afternoon high in the upper 50’s from morning lows in the upper 40’s with a breeze out of the north-northeast gusting towards 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.

Leave a Comment