WBZ Evening News Update For April 7, 2021

Former Northeastern coach accused of trying to trick women into sending nude photos; Mass. reports 2,292 new COVID cases; B.A.A. says this year's Boston Marathon will have a rolling start for runners; Latest forecast.

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DAVID WADE: Thank you for joining us. I'm David Wade with the WBZ news update. Our top stories; A former Northeastern University track and field coach is under arrest, accused of trying to trick female student athletes into sending him nude photos. Steve Waithe allegedly used fake social media accounts in the elaborate scheme. The 28-year-old was fired from Northeastern for inappropriate behavior after only four months. According to the Feds, at least 300 compromising photos were found in his email accounts.

The state has released the latest coronavirus numbers. They remain fairly consistent. About 2,200 cases on 118,000 tests. Hospitalizations went up a little bit to 755. 21 new deaths reported. The positivity rate hovering around 2 and 1/2 percent. The BAA spelling out some changes for the 125th running of the Boston Marathon, which will happen on October 11.

There will be no Athletes' Village at Hopkinton High School, where runners would normally wait. Instead, they're going to have to just be assigned specific start times and be bussed out to the area. While entry fees remain the same, there will be an additional $25 fee to support the cost of the protocols. Registration for the in-person Boston Marathon will open on April 20. Well, nice little Wednesday weather-wise. Will it continue? Let's get a check of the forecast now with Eric Fisher. Eric.

ERIC FISHER: Yes, it will. Tonight we'll see partly to mostly cloudy skies, some cloud filling in after midnight in particular. Low to mid 40s for most towns when we wake up tomorrow, so not a bad start for our Thursday. Kind of doing it backwards compared to what we had on Wednesday, where we started with the sun then some clouds built up. Tomorrow, we've got clouds in the morning and then becoming sunnier as the day goes on, but the temperatures are the same.

In the low 60s for the inland spots. 50s at the coastline. The light onshore breeze expected, but another very comfortable day. And then on Friday, we're going to have a good amount of sunshine. That will get temperatures into the 70s for inland spots. Still a sea breeze at the coastline, so we'll likely be looking at temps in the 50s to low 60s if you're near the water.

A little warmer still on Saturday, low to mid-70s possible, some 60s along the south coast. Sunday though brings in a stronger onshore flow, more clouds, and a chance for some afternoon showers. Right now it looks like highs in the 50s, so Saturday the day to take advantage of. David.

DAVID WADE: All right. Sounds great. Eric, thank you so much. I'm David Wade. This has been a WBZ news update. We thank you for watching. Be safe.