Toronto may have suffered through a rainy, dreary summer but Mother Nature has paid us back with an unseasonably warm November.

The month is coming to an end with no recorded snowfall -- a first for the city in the past 70 years.

Environment Canada, the national weather agency, doesn't forecast snow in Toronto until Thursday, Dec. 3 and even then, it seems as if it just may be some brief wet flurries coming our way.

Although temperatures are expected to reach 9 C on Wednesday, the weather is expected to dip down to just above the freezing mark by the end of the week.

The average temperature for this time of year is usually around 4.8 C, according to Environment Canada. About 8 centimetres of snow usually falls over November.

Black ice

Not everybody in the Greater Toronto Area was enjoying Mother Nature's warmth.

Drivers living north of the city tasted their first blast of nasty winter weather Monday morning as black ice covered much of York Region.

Police reported a slew of accidents on Highway 404 and local roads along along Markham.

One man's car slid on black ice and landed in a deep pond. The driver managed to get to safety but he was treated in hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

Authorities are warning commuters to be careful on the road, especially as black ice is hardly visible on the roadways.