Snow in Toronto: Halloween is gone, winter is coming
The first snow of the season fell in Toronto overnight on Nov. 1, 2014. (Twitter/Cyar Hall)
Josh Elliott, CTV Toronto
Published Saturday, November 1, 2014 8:46AM EDT
The Halloween ghosts, goblins and zombies disappeared early Saturday morning and were replaced with something more frightening: snow.
A light dusting of the white stuff fell over the GTA early Saturday in the first snowfall of the season. The temperature dipped as low as 0.9 C overnight and is expected to reach 5 C by the afternoon, according to Environment Canada.
The snow fell heavy enough to blanket lawns and cars in some parts of the city, while other areas experienced nothing more than a sprinkling of quick-melting flurries.
Environment Canada says periods of wet snow mixed with rain are expected for the Toronto area in the morning and afternoon. Temperatures are expected to then climb to about 8 C on Sunday and should hit double-digits by Tuesday, meaning the snow won't last long.
Some early risers snapped photos of the first snowfall Saturday morning and posted them on social media.
Oh well hello there snow! ❄️❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/nUF0xrL5YQ— Il Volo Toronto (@ilvolo_toronto) November 1, 2014