RI Weather Today, May 12, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Finally the stubborn low is out of here, and high pressure takes it’s place as our primary weather maker. More sun than clouds today with temperatures warmer than we’ve been having, afternoon highs in the upper 60’s from morning lows in the low 50’s with a light northeasterly breeze.


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.