The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 6 am Monday. A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected. However, Allegan, Barry and Eaton counties could see between 4-7", and between 3 and 5" could fall along a line from Holland to Grand Rapids to Lansing. Additionally, gusty winds will be blowing the snow quite a bit, causing drifting on roads along with poor visibility. Travel is discouraged from late Saturday night through Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WATCHfor the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 10 pm Sunday: Berrien, Cass, St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Watch area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 7 and 10" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

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ACA standoff pushes gov't closer to shutdown

Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013 |
ACA standoff pushes gov
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A standoff over the Affordable Care Act is pushing the government closer to a shutdown.

After holding the floor for more than 21 hours, Texas Senator Ted Cruz finally stepped aside and allowed Senators to debate a bill that would fund the government but defund the Affordable Care Act.

It wasn't technically a filibuster, but it was one of the longest speeches in Senate history.

Tara Mergener tells us what's next with the budget battle.
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