Hamilton weather, traffic and more: Daystarter Friday

Here's your news, weather and traffic for Friday, August 15.
Here's a look at today's weather. (CBC)

It might still say summer on a calendar, but it sure feels like fall in Hamilton over the last couple days.

It’s another cool one this morning, with a wind that’s really crisp. Dress in layers as you’re heading out.

Looking to see a movie this weekend? There’s a couple new ones out, like The Expendables 3 (explosions!) and the adaptation of the beloved children’s book The Giver.

And if you’re getting gas, the cheapest price in the city is 121.2 at the Pioneer at 1160 Fennell Ave E and Glenford Avenue on the Mountain.

GO Transit isn’t reporting any delays on lines connecting to Hamilton. Expect the usual bottleneck heading into Toronto because of construction on The Gardiner – which might be exacerbated because of the CNE, too.

Here are the issues police are reporting:

  • Collision: QEW Toronto bound east of Guelph Line, Burlington: two-vehicle collision blocking the left lane, ambulance & fire dept at scene. 8:10 a.m.
  • Hazard: QEW Toronto bound at the top of the Burlington Skyway: Rolling block to pick up an injured goose. 7:58 a.m.

It’s a brisk 11 C in Hamilton this morning, but set to go up to a high of 22 C today with a mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming west 20 km/h.

Tonight’s forecast calls for clear skies, and winds coming out of the west 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 12 C with temperature rising to 15 C by Saturday morning.

Saturday should be mainly sunny, with increasing cloudiness in the afternoon then a 60 per cent chance of showers in the evening. Risk of a thunderstorm in the evening. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h late in the morning. High 24 C.

Today’s image of the view at Sarcoa comes courtesy Alyssa Lai:

Are you ready for more (possible) stadium delays? Builders have promised that the new Tim Hortons Field stadium will be finished by Labour Day, but a city councillor and veteran of the construction industry says he has his doubts.

And dozens of mature trees have been clear cut before a new bylaw with severe financial penalties could be passed into law. Counc. Lloyd Ferguson says real estate agent and owner Jim McNiven has been charged under an old Ancaster bylaw. Muncipal bylaw at the City of Hamilton is investigating the site. Coun. Brian McHattie says this is "the cost of doing nothing."

Reporter Samantha Craggs will be at city hall today, where the federal government's non-response to the city's request for real-time data on toxic materials transported through Hamilton on trains will be discussed. You can follow along with her on Twitter.

Here's a radar shot of what happens when thunderstorms hover over a busy airport in Atlanta. Now you know why your plane is doing donuts in the air: