A frigid start to the week could herald more wintry conditions for Portsmouth, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather from Thursday through Friday morning is predicted to be clear, but with extreme cold temperatures. Residents can expect a low of 8 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday night with wind chills bringing the temperature to -3.
The temperature will increase on Friday, reaching 24.
A chance of snow is predicted again for Friday night and Saturday morning.
According to the Centers for Disease Control:
When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Extremely cold temperatures often accompany a winter storm, so you may have to cope with power failures and icy roads. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face indoor hazards. Many homes will be too cold—either due to a power failure or because the heating system isn't adequate for the weather. When people must use space heaters and fireplaces to stay warm, the risk of household fires increases, as well as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Exposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outside, can cause other serious or life-threatening health problems. Infants and the elderly are particularly at risk, but anyone can be affected.
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