What the National Weather Service calls a “wintry mix” is falling outside right now — not quite snow, not quite rain, not quite sleet. The wind is howling too so any ice that forms on the trees could bring down branches and power lines. Let’s hope not.

By middday, they say, it will be mostly rain and with temperatures predicted around 40 it will continue to wash away what is left of our White Christmas.

From Amy and I, plus our six cats, our best wishes to all for a joyful and safe Christmas.