Arctic blast headed our way this weekend

DOVER — Love will be in the air — really cold air — this Valentines weekend.

The National Weather Service sent out a special weather bulletin Thursday afternoon that was headlined, “Major outbreak of arctic air this weekend.”

Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to about 6 degrees in Dover and wind chills will be below zero at times, according to the National Weather Service’s forecast.

On Saturday, there will be a chance of snow showers before 1 p.m. The high will be 22 on Saturday, but northwest winds will blow 21 to 26 mph and gust to as high as 37 mph at times.

Sunday will be sunny but it will be blustery with a high of 17, forecasters said.

The weather service advisory said, “Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition, frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water, and car batteries run the risk of dying. Make sure your home and car have plenty of fuel.”

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