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Cold-hearted: Twin Cities set for the chilliest Valentine's Day in 72 years


If Cupid is going to strike in the Twin Cities on Valentine's Day he might want to put on some more clothes, as it's going to be a cold one.

The National Weather Service is predicting a high of just 5 above in the metro area tomorrow, which could make it the coldest Valentine's Day seen since 1943.

The service has warned that Minnesota is in for a "bitter cold, windy weekend," with wind chills on Saturday morning reaching almost 40 below in northern parts of the state, and minus 21 in the Twin Cities.

A high of 5 would be a "significant departure" from the 30-year average temperature on February 14, the Pioneer Press reports, which stands at 29 degrees.

The newspaper notes that the chilly weekend will continue into next week, with temperatures in the teens expected until next Thursday.

Some Minnesotans may wake from a night of romance to a light dusting of snow Sunday morning, with the weather service predicting a low pressure system will sweep through the state, bringing snow in western Minnesota, before shifting east Sunday afternoon.

While areas west of the metro can expect 1 to 2 inches of snow, no more than an inch is predicted in the Twin Cities.

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