A late-fall hailstorm left parts of Sao Paulo covered in white Sunday afternoon.
The storm, which struck between 4 and 5 p.m. local time, lasted only about 30 minutes but left parts of the city buried by large hailstones.
Enough ice accumulated that children were seen playing in yards and streets across the city, even making "snowmen."
Thunderstorms producing hail are not uncommon across southern Brazil in fall and early winter as cooler air throughout the atmosphere is more common allowing the hail to development within the storms.
While hail is not uncommon, the amount and size of the hail which left streets covered, requiring bulldozers to clear some areas is a rare event.
According to the Associated Press, marble-sized hail fell across parts of the city. Some areas still had lingering hail on the ground Monday morning, despite temperatures around 17 C (63 F) for more than 12 hours following the storm.
Dry weather with partial sunshine is expected through Thursday before another storm system brings heavy rain and thunderstorms back to the region Thursday night into Friday.
While downpours could come calling at the start and finish of the July Fourth weekend in the northeastern United States, the vast majority of the time will be dry.
Rain and thunderstorms will threaten parades, barbecues and fireworks displays across portions of the central and eastern United States and the Intermountain West on Independence Day.
Research shows that cooking meat on the grill can put you at a higher risk for cancers, including colorectal, breast, stomach and pancreatic cancers.
Millions of Americans will be disappointed as the recent dry weather and high risk for wildfires across the western United States has put firework bans into effect.
Thunderstorms may disrupt July Fourth activities in parts of the central and eastern United States.
Before air conditioning existed, people had to be creative when trying to stay comfortable in sweltering conditions.