PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Snow and bone-chilling cold could threaten to alter many Valentine’s Day plans this weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from Thursday night into Friday for many parts of the region. The wind could combine with the cold to make it feel like 15 to 20 degrees below zero.

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Wind chills early Thursday were expected to drop to minus 10 in New York City, minus 14 in Boonton, and a certifiably dangerous minus 25 in Liberty, CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn reported.

Friday will stay cold with a projected high of 19. But wind chills will make it feel like it’s below zero for most of the day, forecasters said.


Snow is possible for parts of the area on Saturday, Valentine’s Day. Although Saturday’s high is an estimated 33 degrees, strong gusty winds will return that night and drive wind chills back down to below zero Sunday and Monday.

So far, most restaurant owners in Rutherford said despite the forecast for bitter cold temperatures and snow, they’ve had very few cancellations if any for Valentine’s Day, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.

One man, named Pete, said the cold weather’s fine by him because he wasn’t planning much in the first place.

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“It’s good snuggling weather, ” he said, adding that he’ll just stay in with his wife and order some food. “She’ll be all right with it. We’ve been married for eight years, so anything I do would be good.”

But Leon from Fort Lee said canceling plans with his sweetheart is not an option.

“She’ll get very mad,” he said, adding that if he tried to propose staying in and snuggling, he’d end up sleeping on the couch. “It has to be like cryogenic degree for me to say that.”

Carlos Torres said there’s nothing like a crackling fire to keep warm on a cold Valentine’s Day.

“That’s the perfect time. The wife really loves it,” Torres told 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet. “Its keeps everybody warm and warm at the heart.”

Torres was stacking the back of his pickup truck with firewood from Denny Wiggers Landscaping & Garden Center in Paramus, where crews have been kiln drying logs to keep up with the high demand for firewood.

“We’ve sold so much wood that all our season wood is gone,” owner Denny Wiggers said.

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One of the managers said their most productive stove will dry the wood in five days.