Overnight, the temperatures had been predicted to fall… and they did. Before dawn a small and light band of snow showers passed over parts of Connecticut. That was a surprise, but so little snow that 99 out of 100 times it would make no difference.
The ground was still above freezing and so the snow melted. But the temperature was falling, and so before it could evaporate away, that light coating of snow became a coating of ice.
The flurries persisted, covering the ice with snow.
All of this was under 1/8″ thick and yet it was enough to gum up the works through much of Central Connecticut – including where I’m going, to be on the radio.
I’d better get moving, even though it’s earlier than I anticipated.