WBZ Update For March 27, 2021

WBZ-TV's Anna Meiler and Jacob Wycoff have your latest news and weather.

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ANNA MEILER: I'm Anna Melier with the WBZ news update. Our top stories, the man shot and killed by police in Quincy has been identified as 36-year-old Eric Leach. Police say yesterday morning, he robbed a 7-Eleven in Rockland armed with a gun. He then tried to get into several homes nearby. When police responded, Leach got into a cruiser and took off, leading them on a chase through several towns. The situation ended with a police-involved shooting in Quincy when Leach got out of the cruiser with the rifle that was locked inside.

The mass vaccination site at Fenway Park will administer its final dose today. Since opening in early February, the site has administered about 55,000 doses. Second dose appointments for people scheduled at Fenway after today will be moved to the replacement site at the Hines Convention Center. The site is closing less than a week before the Red Sox's home opener.

Today is the first of four educator only vaccination days in the state. The mass vaccination sites and some approved regional sites are only vaccinating educators. Thousands of appointments were set aside for teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade, all school staff, and child care workers.

And now let's get a check of the forecast with meteorologist Jacob Wycoff. And Jacob, today is a day to get outside and soak up the sun before the rain moves in.

JACOB WYCOFF: Exactly. We have a lot of sunshine showing up on our satellite and radar. No issues for today. It's tomorrow that we start to see things going downhill, with some rain, some wind, cooler temperatures. We're back into the upper 50s, low 60s, about 15 degrees above the average for this time of year. No rain in the forecast for today. That changes for tomorrow. High pressure departs.

There's our next rainmaker pushing through. I think rain will be heaviest into the afternoon and into the evening. That's also when we start to see the wind gusting anywhere from 40 to 50 miles per hour. So we'll have to watch Sunday afternoon and evening closely.

We're back into the upper 40s for Monday, still a bit breezy, especially into the morning. Near 60 for Tuesday. Mid-60s as we close out the month of March. And we're back to some chillier air moving in for Thursday and Friday. So there's a check of your seven-day forecast. Anna?

ANNA MEILER: All right, Jacob, thank you. I'm Anna Meiler. This has been a WBZ News update. Have a great day.