Storm anticipated to carry Three-7 inches of snow and a few reduction to winter recreation

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Published: 01/18/2023 14:05:16

Skiers and riders from all over the area flock to Pats Peak for lessons and night skiing at this time of year, even on rainy nights like Tuesday night. A winter storm is expected to bring snow Thursday night into Friday.

The storm is expected to begin as rain showers in the Concord area around 5 p.m. Thursday and turn to snow around 7 p.m. as overnight temperatures are expected to drop to about 27 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a forecast by the National Weather Service.

Temperatures are expected to return to freezing on Friday, leading to a wintry mix of precipitation. Total snowfall in the Concord area is expected to be between 3 and 7 inches, depending on conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

So far this winter has been unusually warm with little snow on the ground causing problems for all types of outdoor activities from ice fishing to cross country skiing. Ski resorts have fared slightly better with devices capable of blowing artificial snow on cold nights.

Tenney Mountain in Plymouth had planned to reopen this winter but has been hampered by warm temperatures. With a cold snap set in this weekend, Tenney is hoping to open as soon as next week.