Temperature Drop, Manti Te'o Hoax?, Infant Sleep Positioner Warning

A cold front will swing through this morning and this will drop temperatures into the mid 20s this afternoon. Expect a few lake effect snow showers behind this front, but accumulations will be little to nothing. Later Friday, the next warm up will occur into Saturday with highs on Saturday in the upper 40s. Saturday night, snow showers will arrive after overnight with the next front. Behind this front arctic air will settle in with highs next week in the upper teens.

TODAY: Cloudy and turning colder this afternoon with a few light snow showers. Little to no accumulation. High: 30, but falling into the mid 20s this afternoon. Wind: W-N at 5-15 mph

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and blustery. Low: 18 Wind: NW 10-20

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy. High: 32

Notre Dame officials say linebacker Manti Te'o was the victim of a hoax that had him and fans believing in a "girlfriend" who may never have existed. Te'o's story that he had him overcome the deaths of his grandmother and his "girlfriend" were inspirational as the team headed to the BCS National Championship. Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick says Te'o's relationship with the supposed girlfriend was only online. "This was a very elaborate, very sophisticated hoax perpetrated for reasons we can't fully understand but and a certain cruelty at its core base on some of the exchanges we were able to see between some of the people who perpetrated it," said Jack Swarbrick, University of Notre Dame Athletic Director.

A product marketed to help keep babies safe while they sleep may have the opposite effect. At least 13 infants have died since 1997 while lying in sleep positioners or sleep wedges, a new CDC report shows.  The products often claim to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Researchers found all but one of the deaths involved infants aged 3 months or less. Most of the infants were placed on their sides to sleep in the sleep positioner, and many were later found lying on their stomachs. Most of the infants suffocated after rolling onto their stomachs from a side-facing position. The FDA has never approved any infant sleep positioner to prevent or reduce the risk of SIDS.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager