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RI Weather Today, May 6, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

A low pressure system develops over the midwest and approaches through the day. We’ll see the first drops from the system around 8 pm and will continue through the night. Cloud cover before them thickens during the day with afternoon highs around 60 from morning lows around 50. A light southerly wind will persist through the day.


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.