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RI Weekend Weather Wrap – July 23/24, 2022 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Saturday 7/23/22:

Heat wave continues with morning lows in the mid 70’s rising to the mid 90’s with little relief from cloud cover. A southwesterly breeze moves things around a bit, gusting to 25 mph at times. No threat of rain with little in the way of atmospheric dynamics. Just heat.

Sunday 7/24/22:

Another day with highs in the 90’s, after lows in the 70’s with today’s added insult of high humidity, dew points in the mid 70’s……oppressive. Southerly breeze gusting to 30 mph and increasing cloud cover, but still no rain.

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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.

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