Today began with sunshine. Moreover, the whole morning remained sunny. A nice change. Even now, a half-hour after noon, though a wispy overcast has recently moved in, the sunlight is only slightly diffused and still streams through sufficiently to create strong shadows. The blue sky is gone, though. Still, the bright sunlight won't be around for too much longer, as there's a big storm brewing to our west, scheduled to arrive this evening, bringing with it ice in the forms of freezing rain, sleet, and snow. More of the same is predicted for tomorrow, as well. The National Weather Service has issued a "winter storm watch" through Wednesday morning. But unlike the folks in Chicago, who are looking to receive a snowfall of potentially historic depth, our total accumulation is not expected to exceed a couple of inches. I don't know whether I'm pleased about this or jealous.
When I stepped outside an hour or so after the sun came up, the river was still mostly in shadow, but with a golden wealth of early light reflecting off the pools. Tomorrow's photo ops are apt to look quite a bit different.