The promised early morning rain /freezing rain failed to materialize. I chose to believe Wunderground that downtown would see rain showers with patches of freezing rain, biked to my physio in dryness, and exited for work in sleet. By midafternoon the sidewalks were glazed and my bicycle was coated in clear ice. Because I am foresighted I'd brought my ice grippers with me, and so managed to salt both the back and front walks at work with no peril to my limbs. Kind co-worker gave me a ride home; trees were heavy with ice (somehow heavier than I recall the ice storm of Dec '13 as being) but no lines have fallen as yet. Bicycle remains in front of work, hopefully to thaw out overnight. May have to walk it home, but knees are happy after physio for a change, and the feat may prove doable.
The oddest thing is that these weather calculations and planning for contingencies makes life feel normal again: when ice storms were the worst that could happen, and there was never anything new about the US.