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by John Donnelly, meteorologist
A mostly clear and seasonable day to start the weekend, with afternoon highs reaching the low 40’s from a morning low around 30. Winds will have died down just a bit, gusts around the 20 mph mark under mostly clear skies.
The atmospheric pressure gradient intensifies, with some strong gusts through the day approaching and exceeding 40 mph in some spots, and there may be a snowflake or three flying around, blowing all the way in from the Great Lakes. Morning lows in the low 30’s rising only to the upper 30’s with wind chills down in the mid 20’s under a partly cloudy sky.
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.