Hamilton Daystarter: Everything you need to know Thursday

Here's your news, weather and traffic for Thursday, April 24.
Double-digit temperatures are expected for Hamilton on Thursday afternoon. (CBC)

It’s a chilly-for-April Thursday morning. Hamiltonians woke up to lows around –1 C. But with the wind chill, it felt as cold as –6 C.

So don’t let the sunny skies fool you. It’s a cold morning. But double-digit temperatures are expected for later in the day.

More on that in a bit… 

GO Transit isn’t reporting any major delays on its train and bus routes running in and out of Hamilton.

Ontario Police Police aren’t reporting any collisions on Hamilton-area highways. 

After a cold early morning, things are set to warm up on Thursday. A high of 12 C and mostly sunny skies are expected for the day. Environment Canada says a low of 3 C is in the forecast for the overnight period.

Friday is set to be a wet one. Showers are expected to begin in the late morning and continue until the late evening. A high of 7 C is in store for the morning, but temperatures are expected to fall as low as 2 C in the afternoon.

Clouds, a high of 8 C and a 40 per cent chance of showers are in the forecast. 

Known for growing produce, Fruitland and Winona are set grow more subdivisions. The city has approved a controversial plan to add 15,000 over the next 20 years.

City council voted Wednesday to move ahead with the Fruitland-Winona Secondary Plan, a sweeping blueprint that maps out future commercial and residential growth. The plan would expand Hamilton’s urban boundary into a partially rural area that contains tender fruit farms.

Instagram user Whatisastiles posted this gleaming sunset photo on Wednesday night. 

Mexican BMX biker Hector Urribe posted this harrowing video to Facebook.