Time flies, as the adage goes. You blink and the searing cold of winter turns to comfortable spring. Blink again and summer’s half over.

So here we are. It’s the Friday before the last weekend in July. Can you believe it?

In any case, believe this: the forecast for Hamilton spells rain for Saturday and Sunday. (Sorry.)

DayStarter Commute

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

Ontario Provincial Police have reported the following collisions on Hamilton-area highways on Friday morning:

  • Debris on Toronto-bound QEW at Burlington Skyway, metal debris in the right lane, 8:03 a.m.

  • Collision on Ramp from Northshore Blvd. at Fort Erie-bound QEW, minor injuries, 7:15 a.m.

DayStarter weather

Bright skies are in the forecast for Friday morning, with a mix of sun and cloud expected for the afternoon. Environment Canada says a high of 25 C is in store for the day. More cloud cover and a low of 17 C are expected for the overnight period.

Clouds and 60 per cent chance of showers with a risk of a thunderstorm is in the forecast for Saturday. Expect a high of 24 C for the day.

The rain may continue on Sunday. Environment Canada is predicting a 40 per cent chance of showers and a high of 24 C for the day. 

DayStarter City News

Friday is a big day for the future of rapid transit in Hamilton. Steven Del Duca, the provincial transportation minister, is set to meet with the city in a closed-door session to discuss the plan to fund a light-rail line for Hamilton’s lower city. Here’s reporter Samantha Craggs's primer on the meeting

DayStarter Photo

Here's Paige Heron's photo of a hazy summer morning in Hamilton.

DayStarter internet

Toronto has a comedic hit song written about buses in its city. Why can't Hamilton have the same? Singer-songwriter Yitka Karlik has fixed the problem with her new anthem Wonderbus #2. The brassy, shambling tune both satirizes and celebrates the HSR-riding experience. 

You may see some familiar faces in the video. Downtown Hamilton fixture Jed 'The Dancing Guy' Lifeson, whom we've profiled on our site, makes a welcome appearance. All aboard!