RI Weather, May 8, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Drizzle comes to an end in the early morning with gradually thinning and scattering cloud cover through the afternoon as the low pressure area moves further to the east. The strong northeasterly winds hang on through the day, gusting to 35 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.