Meteorologist: Concord expected to see its coldest temperatures of the season

  • Snow clings to trees and utility lines along Centre Street in Concord the morning after a snow storm on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz

Monitor staff
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

As the new year approaches, the days are getting longer – but temperatures are getting lower.

Concord will see its coldest weather of an abnormally warm winter season during the next few days, said Meteorologist Michael Ekfter of the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.

Starting Tuesday night, temperatures will start dropping from zero degrees to near-record lows of around 10 below Thursday night.

Ekfter said the windchill could give Thursday the feeling of around minus 20 degrees. He said there are no immediate safety concerns if people dress appropriately for the conditions.

“People just need to be smart – bundle up, be careful, no exposed skin – that kind of thing,” he said.

Ekfter said temperatures are set to climb gradually after Thursday – but not by much.

“It’s going to be below zero for many nights all the way through the weekend,” he said.