WBZ Evening News Update For April 13, 2021

Officer Billy Evans lies in honor for ceremony at U.S. Capitol; Fire burns down golf course clubhouse in Reading for the second time in a year; RMV extending the vehicle inspection grace period until May 31; Latest forecast.

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Thank you for joining us. I'm David Wade with the WBZ News update. Our top stories, Capitol Police officer William Billy Evans, who was killed in the line of duty earlier in the month, now lies in honor at the US Capitol. Evans grew up in North Adams. His wife and children were joined by friends, fellow officers, members of Congress, for a ceremony inside the Capitol rotunda.

President Biden gave remarks calling Evans a hero. A Redding golf course club house was destroyed by fire for a second time in nearly a year. The clubhouse at the Meadowbrook golf club was being rebuilt, but it wasn't finished so there were no sprinklers installed when the fire broke out. So instead of opening a new clubhouse in June, the course will have to rebuild again.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire. The cause is under investigation. The Registry is now extending the grace period if you have a March sticker but haven't been able to get a new inspection. You now have until the end of May. A malware attack on the private vendor that runs the inspection system knocked it offline more than two weeks ago.

The Registry expects it to be up and running again by Saturday. But anyone with a March or April sticker that expired will now have until May 31 to get a new one. Let's get a check of the forecast now with meteorologist Sarah Wroblewski. Sarah?

SARAH WROBLEWSKI: Not a bad day today. We saw that sunshine come out during the afternoon. And sure enough, temperatures above average in the upper 50s in Boston. And even into the 60s inland. Cooler along the coast with that gusty breeze off of the water. But we're going to watch for some clouds through the interior, and more clouds to develop overnight tonight.

So a return to those clouds, perhaps a sprinkle along the coast, falling back through the 40s. But overall, it's going to be mainly dry day tomorrow. Temperatures once again will climb into the 60s inland. Cooler at the coast, and I do expect to see some breaks in the cloud cover.

It's Thursday. That's when we're going to be watching for some significant rain to come across the region, which we need. However, as low pressure passes to our south, could tap into some colder air, and that may allow for a change over to some snow across the higher terrain north and west as you travel into northern Worcester County, as well as parts of the Berkshires into parts of Vermont as well as New Hampshire.

Now, the system will move on out of here by early Saturday, with just mainly cold rain in the Boston area. So we're going to be watching this system very closely. But there is the chance of not just seeing some snowflakes, but actually some snow accumulation, again, across the higher terrain.

Best chance is north and west as we go through your Thursday night into Friday. Low temperatures on Friday, too. Stay chilly in Boston, only in the 40s. We do see those showers move on out of here. So improvement for the second half of the day on Saturday. 50s return and 60s as we head into early next week. There's the latest look at your forecast.

DAVID WADE: All right, as long as I don't have to take out the shovel. Sarah, thank you so much. I'm David Wade. This has been WBZ webcast. We appreciate you watching. Be safe.