A quick look at what’s going on this morning (from half-asleep eyes):
1. No snow…temps are too warm above, note the hills around town have moved well up away from freezing.
2. Very little precipitation of any type so far.
3. Little to no “wet-bulbing” going on with such light precipitation, temps and dewpoints are gradually rising (especially dewpoints) in just about all areas. About half of us in the metro area even appear to have passed the possibility for significant icing as the temp has moved above freezing.
Add these together and it now appears a signficant icing of the Metro area for the morning commute is unlikely. Definitely localized icy areas though, but even those will just last a few hours.
Be careful on sidewalks and a few side streets, but in general I think we are in pretty good shape; could have been much worse!
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen