Relief from Humidity, Body Found in Car, Preventing Teens From Smoking

Rain and storms will come to an end this morning and relief from the humidity is on the way as a cold front tracks through our area.  Expect a dry afternoon with mostly clear skies settling into Thursday.  Tomorrow with the wind out of the northeast, temperatures will top out around 80.  Labor Day weekend the heat and humidity returns with the threat of isolated storms around.

TODAY:  Showers and storms ending this morning, turning partly cloudy this afternoon.  High: 83  Wind: SW-N at 5-10 mph

TONIGHT:  Partly cloudy.  Low: 64  Wind: NE at 5-10 mph

THURSDAY:  Mostly sunny and less humid.  High: 81

An investigation is underway after a body was found in a car on Cleveland's west side early Wednesday morning.

A man's body was found in the rear seat of a car on John Avenue near West 44th shortly after midnight.

Cleveland Police tell 19 Action News the identity of the man is unknown, as is the cause of death.

The vehicle and the deceased male were taken to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office for identification and further investigation.

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Children are especially susceptible to smoking experimentation and initiation, with more than 3,800 children smoking their first cigarette between the ages of 12 and 17.

In the article, "Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement," in the September 2013 Pediatrics,  new evidence has shown that primary care providers can provide simple, economical, and effective interventions to help prevent tobacco use among children and teens.

The USPSTF recommends behavioral counseling with a health care professional either face to face or by phone, reading materials, computer applications and videos.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager