Concord hits 90 degrees for the first time in 2017; it will be even hotter Thursday
CONCORD - The temperature hit 90 degrees in Concord around 2 p.m. Wednesday for the first time in 2017.
The warmest temperature up until this date was 87 degrees, on both April 11 and April 16.
Wednesday's record is a tall one: 93 degrees set on this date in 1977.
Thursday will be the warmest day in this stretch. The day will start off mild and muggy with temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s as most head out the door to work and school. A southwesterly wind will transport heat and humidity into the region in classic fashion.
Afternoon highs on Thursday will be between 90 and 95 degrees for much of central and southern New Hampshire.
Concord's long-standing record high temperature for the date, 90 set in 1906, is in serious jeopardy.
The air mass in place on Thursday will be even hotter than Wednesday's, so highs in the middle 90s appear well within reach.
Last summer was a scorcher; 25 days hit the 90 degree mark in Concord. The first occurred on May 25.
On average, the state capital sees temperatures in the 90s 12 times in an entire calendar year. The average first time is on June 4.