WBZ-TV's Ken MacLeod and Sarah Wroblewski have your latest news and weather.
KEN MACLEOD: Hi, everyone and welcome to this WBZ web update. I'm Ken MacLeod, and here are some of the stories making news right now. A three alarm fire tore through a multi-family home in Lawrence early this morning. When firefighters arrived at the blaze on Osgoode Street, residents were already out of the building. The flames were too intense by then though, and firefighters could only pour water on it from the outside. No one was hurt. Again, fire investigators are blaming this on the careless disposal of cigarettes. That is the second such fire in the last week for Lawrence.
Newton police are looking for this car in connection with a string of break ins last-- last night. Five homes were burglarized in West Newton and Newtonville. Police are asking for help. If you can identify who owns the vehicle, keep in mind this is the third rash of break ins for Newton in the last month. In a couple of cases earlier, the resident was actually home and one came face to face with the intruder, but fortunately wasn't hurt.
Taking a look now at the latest coronavirus numbers. The state is reporting another 2,100 positive cases today on more than 111,000 tests. There were only three new deaths, and the seven day positivity rate now sits at 2.7%.
The state's car inspection system will be down for at least another week. This is still the result of a malware attack more than a week ago against the vendor that runs the system for the Registry of Motor Vehicles. So now the RMV doesn't expect the processing system to be up and running again until the 17th. For that reason, police will not issue tickets to drivers with expired March stickers. There will also be a grace period once the system is working again.
Let's go ahead and get a check on the forecast now. Another glorious spring day out there. This has been simply a great stretch. As for Sunday, Sarah. Not so much.
SARAH WROBLEWSKI: Yeah, a big pattern change. I mean, this was a top 10 weather day. We had highs in between 70 and 80. Dew points low in the 40s and 50s. Not much cloud cover, although we saw a few afternoon clouds out there. And yes it happened on a weekend. So just fantastic. Boston now sitting at 73 after reaching 75 degrees. And we still have the 70s out there. Now notice that wind off the water keeping things a bit cooler for the South Coast Cape and Islands. But those winds are dying down. They were gusting over 20 in spots and that sure enough was allowing for the pollen to circulate across the region.
What we need is some rain and well, there is a system out to our west that we're going to be watching closely. However, there's going to also be a back door front that comes in tonight into tomorrow and that will introduce some cooler air, as well as some cloudy conditions. It may hold off some of the steadier rain from the area. So we're going to have to watch for that chance of a few showers, but it doesn't look like we're going to see much in the way of steady rain. And that will continue into the early part of the week.
So tonight we'll go with increasing clouds. You'll see temperatures back into the 40s and 50s. Some areas of fog, drizzle at the coast and tomorrow, big pattern change. Lots of clouds around. Temperatures stuck mainly in the 50s, perhaps a little bit milder out to the west. And again we're going to see maybe a spot shower here there. But much of the day should be dry. Higher chance of some showers across southwestern areas, especially later in the day. And through the overnight on Monday, again very isolated shower chance as we head into the early part of the week.
Monday temperatures, too, on the cooler side in the 50s. You'll see that trend through the seven day forecast. Watching for some steadier light rain late Tuesday into Wednesday. And then the second half of the week could see some improvements with temperatures rising into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees, Ken.
KEN MACLEOD: That is somewhat of a change from last week all right. Sarah. Thanks a lot. And that is a check on your top stories from CBSBoston.com. Hope you have a great night. See you next time.