The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for Andover, effective until Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
On Friday afternoon, temperatures were already down to the single digits. Friday night, temperatures are expected to drop down to 4 degrees, with a wind chill factor of -13 degrees.
Wind gusts could be as high as 25 miles per hour, making for a bitter arctic blast. Residents are advised to stay indoors, as temperatures this low can be deadly. If you lose your heat, contact the police department immediately at 978-475-0411.
WHDH's Jeremy Reiner writes on his blog: "The weekend sees moderation of this arctic blast after 3-4 hours Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon our temps will reach the mid 20s under a mostly sunny sky."
And Sunday is expected to bring warmer temperatures in the 40s, which should jumpstart the melting process.
Important Phone Numbers to Know:
- In an emergency, dial 911
- Police Department: 978-475-0411
- Fire Department: 978-475-1281
- Public Works: 978-683-8350
- National Grid power outages: 800-465-1212
- National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
- NStar power outages: 800-592-2000 or the Report an Outage form.
- Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
- Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
- RCN: 1-866-TECH-RCN (1-866-832-4726)