Hamilton weather, traffic and more: Daystarter Tuesday

Here's your news, weather and traffic for Tuesday, July 8.
Here's a look at today's weather. (CBC)

Happy Tuesday, Hamilton. It’s warm and sunny out there right now, but expect some thunderstorms again at some point today (you should be used to those by now).

If you’re looking to get gas this morning, the cheapest price in the area is 132.9 at the 859 Hwy 6 near 5th Concession West Amco.

And today is a huge day in World Cup action – Brazil meets Germany today before the Netherlands face Argentina in the semi finals tomorrow. You can watch the game live starting at 3:45 p.m. on CBC.

The route 15 McMaster University 5:35 a.m. to Aldershot GO 5:48 a.m. bus trip was cancelled this morning due to an “operational adjustment,” GO Transit says. Passengers will be “accommodated” on the 6:39 a.m. trip.

Here are the issues police are reporting this morning:

  • Collision – Hwy 6 at Upper James - one vehicle on the southbound shoulder - no injuries. 6:50 a.m.

Expect increasing cloudiness today, with showers or thunderstorms beginning early this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High 27 C. UV index 6 or high.

The showers or thunderstorms should end early this evening then clear. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 20 this evening then light near midnight. Low 13 C.

Tomorrow the forecast calls for increasing cloudiness then a 30 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon. Becoming mainly sunny early in the evening. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h late in the morning. High 21 C.

This image from Twitter user Brad Pipe is a commute we could all get behind:

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will play their first two home games at McMaster University amid news that the new Tim Horton's Field stadium won't be ready for the July 26 and 31 home games. And the uncertainty over the stadium's completion extends even beyond July 31.

The team says it is optimistic about the next home game scheduled for Aug. 16, but said the builder is only offering assurances the stadium will be ready "no later than Labour Day." Judging by the reaction of fans online, this news surprised just about nobody.

And decision-makers hoping to stop loitering downtown risk criminalizing the poor and marginal, say social advocates.

They say broader community solutions are needed, not a crackdown that excludes certain kinds of people from public spaces.

If this isn't motivational, we don't know what is. Here's a one-year-old kid who is learning how to walk with a prosthetic leg. His cheeriness is infectious as he powers through, happily saying, "I've got it!" over and over: