It's Friday, Hamilton! It might be raining, but look on the bright side: it's almost the weekend.

A warm 16 C at 8 a.m. this morning. We're expecting rain all day, so put on your wellies for your walk to work.

Make some indoor plans for the weekend. Sadly, this rain will stick 'til Tuesday.

For those heading to the Ticats-Argos game in Toronto tonight, here's a song for you that's all Hamilton all the time. Oskee wee wee!

DayStarter Commute

All clear on Hamilton roads and surrounding highways this morning. No issues on GO Transit or HSR.

A few upcoming road closures to tell you about. Tomorrow (Oct. 5) and again next Saturday, Oct. 12, Upper Sherman Avenue is closed for construction from Stone Church Road to Rymal Road. The road closure will effect HSR route 24-Upper Sherman. Check out the detours here.

On Sunday, the Central Fire Station celebrates its 100th anniversary and there will be some road closures as a result. John Street North from King William to Rebecca streets will be closed. The 2-Barton, 3-Cannon and 6-Aberdeen buses will be on detour.

Here's a map of ongoing construction projects that might slow you down this morning.


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DayStarter weather

All good things must come to an end, some say. Whoever said that was thinking of this nice weather we've been having. I'm sure you've already noticed the rain this morning. That will stay for most of the weekend.

It's 16 C at 8 a.m. this morning, and won't get much warmer. A high of 18 C today. Showers all day and a risk of thunderstorms in the early evening. A low of 15 C overnight. 

A 40 per cent chance of showers Saturday and a high of 19 C, and still hanging on to that risk of thunderstorms.

More rain on Sunday (there's a theme here, isn't there) and a high of 20 C.

We won't shake the rain 'til Tuesday, so keep that umbrella and rain jacket nearby.

DayStarter City News

It's a year away, but a few Hamiltonians are already making it known they'll run for mayor in the 2014 municipal election. Today, listen to former Hamilton mayor Fred Eisenberger chat with reporter Samantha Craggs about his intentions to throw his hat into the ring one more time.

DayStarter Photo

We're using Photo of the Day for some good today. This little darlin', Periwinkle, was rescued by the Ladybird Sanctuary yesterday and will be available for adoption soon. Isn't she sweet? Follow @lbas2010 on Twitter if you'd like to give her a loving home.

DayStarter internet

As we enter into a rainy weekend, no doubt your kids might be inside playing some video games. Here's a look into how focused children can be with a controller in hand. Courtesy of the New York Times.

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Lots going on around the city this weekend! Here we go:

Tonight, the Hollerado show at the Casbah is sold out, but there's always a chance you could get in last minute at the door. If you have tickets, enjoy the show! These dudes are tons of fun.

The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology is hosting the opening of The Combine Project, an exhibition by artist Steven White. His work is based on an obsolete 1964 crop harvester on the edge of his property in Walter's Falls, Ontario. Opening tonight from 7 - 9 p.m. The exhibit runs until June 20, 2014.

Calling all comic fans: the Hammertown Comic Con festival is happening tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Convention Centre. That 20,000 square feet of art, exhibits and shows for the superfan.

If you're looking to celebrate some of Hamilton's history, swing by the Central Fire Station (35-41 John Street North) on Sunday as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. The open house runs from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with an official ceremony at 11 a.m.