According to local weather soothsayers, today's high temperature is supposed to flirt with the 50˚F mark! If true, we should certainly see a minor melt of the snow and ice along the river.
Not all is likely to disappear, of course—not unless such unseasonably warm temperatures linger for several days. Which isn't the current prediction. While they say we'll have daytime highs slightly above freezing, at least into the middle of next week, it's more mid-30˚s to low-40˚s range, and back to below freezing at night. Better than sub-zero double digits, but not apt to erase all of winter's frozen delights.
However, I've been wrong before. And if I know anything about weather, it's that it's unpredictable. So just in case, I thought I'd share this upstream river view from a couple of mornings ago—with the sycamores all varnished gold by the rising sun, and the shadowed water's long, liquid sapphire undulation—all framed by a white, snow-covered ice shelf that may or may not be hanging around.