Edmonton saw its first snowfall of the season late Tuesday morning.

A heavy rain turned into flakes of white stuff shortly before noon, bringing a chill to Alberta's capital region.

A light dusting of snow began accumulating, making some streets slick with sleet.

Rain mixed with snow was expected for the remainder of the day, according to the latest forecast from Environment Canada.

Between 10 to 20 millimetres of precipitation was forecast, with two centimetres of snow expected to fall in some areas of the city.

Some communities bordering Edmonton, including Nisku and Devon, were hit hard by the sudden onslaught of wintry weather.

Throngs of Edmontonians took to social media to express their feelings. And while many were sad to see the final warmth of summer evaporate, others were keen to mark the arrival of Alberta's longest season.

If the icy weather seems like it's here to stay, don't despair.

The snow should be gone by the weekend, when Environment Canada said temperatures are expected to climb to 15 C.