Happy Thursday, Hamilton!

It was another chilly early morning, with the city waking up to winter-like lows around –4 C.

The expected high for Thursday is a relatively cool 3 C, but with sunny skies in the morning, turning to clouds later in the afternoon.

Enjoy the sun, though. It may be the last time you see it clearly for a couple of days. 

DayStarter Commute

GO Transit says its trains and buses running in and out of Hamilton are operating on schedule on Thursday morning.

Ontario Provincial Police are reporting the following collisions on Hamilton-area highways:

  • QEW Fort Erie-bound at Bartlett Ave., Grimsby: Debris is being removed from all lanes, 7:30 a.m.

DayStarter weather

Expect cold, crisp but otherwise pleasant conditions for most of Thursday. According to the Environment Canada forecast, mainly sunny skies are in store for the morning, with increasing cloudiness starting early in the afternoon. A high of 3 C is expected for the day.

Clouds and a 40 per cent chance of rain are in the forecast this evening. Environment Canada says there will be a risk of freezing rain in the overnight period.

Friday is set to be wet one. Rain is expected for much of the day, followed by clouds in the evening. A high of 13 C is in the forecast for the day. Environment Canada says a 40 per cent chance of showers will remain in the evening, with winds of 30 km/h, gusting up to 50 km/h, overnight. 

DayStarter City News

As many as 50,000 homes on the Hamilton Mountain received postcards emblazoned with disturbing images of aborted fetuses. The mailing, sent out by the anti-abortion group Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, targeted NDP MP Chris Charlton, who opposed a motion in parliament that called for a committee to reevaluate Canada’s abortion laws.

A new international study led by a McMaster researcher suggests that a steroid commonly administered to heart surgery patients is of no benefit to the recipients and may actually be harmful to their health. Read more about the findings here

DayStarter Photo

Jessica Martin tweeted this sunrise photo on Thursday morning. 

And Brett Klassen posted this Instagram pic of what he describes as "some distaste for the monotone safe art expression" on James Street North.

DayStarter internet

And here, for your Thursday morning amusement, is a link to a roundup of pictures of heavy metal musicians posing with their cats. Just because.