Scituate police investigating a hate incident involving Gates Middle School students; Moderna says its vaccine booster works well against variants; Worcester cancels its 4th of July celebration for the second year in a row; Latest forecast.
LISA HUGHES: Hi, everyone. Thanks for joining us. I'm Lisa Hughes, and this is a WBZ News update. Police in Scituate are investigating what they're describing as a hate incident at Gates Middle School. The Scituate's Select Board says several students at the school created a private document on a school platform that included hateful language and images. The board says it will take action to make sure this does not happen again.
Vaccine maker Moderna, just announced its booster shot works against two variants of the coronavirus, both the South African and Brazilian strains. The Cambridge based company says this third dose, or booster, was given to volunteers six to eight months after they were fully vaccinated. Moderna says the findings are preliminary.
And this is some unfortunate news for people in Worcester. The city has canceled its 4th of July celebrations again this year. It says it's still too soon to hold an event for big crowds. But here's a consolation, the Worcester Red Sox are going to be setting off fireworks for fans at Polder Park during the holiday weekend. Visions of summer on these very gloomy spring days, which we know are going to be changing Eric Fisher joins us now. And Eric, brightening on Thursday?
ERIC FISHER: Yeah, you know how it goes. We'll go from 50 to 90 in a week, and then all of a sudden it'll be summertime, but definitely does it feel like it right now. Something we'll see some rain and some showers early on, then drying out during the second half. And tomorrow we bring back some sunshine. Northwesterly breeze outside, but some blue sky and fair weather, clouds, and high temperatures. It'll be up into the 60s. So definitely an improvement over the last couple of days. Nice to have some blue sky back.
And it looks like a pleasant Friday as well. 60s inland, staying in the upper 50s right along the coast. A little breeze off the water on Friday. As we head into the weekend, a chance for a couple of scattered showers on Saturday. It's going to be a cool, mostly cloudy start to the weekend. Sunday looks to be the pick for Mother's Day, in the 60s, and again partly cloudy skies there. Lisa.
LISA HUGHES: All right. Eric, thank you. And thanks for being with us. This has been a WBZ News update.