WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm 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 10-12" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 8-12" possible. However, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-7". 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 WARNING for the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 4 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Warning area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 8 and 12" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and wwmt.com for the latest updates.

Breaking Weather Map #1
Breaking Weather Map #2
Breaking Weather Map #3
Breaking Weather Map #4
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Gov. Snyder to sign Medicaid expansion legislation

Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 |
Gov. Snyder to sign Medicaid expansion legislation story image
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder is set to sign legislation that would make more low-income adults eligible for health insurance through the federal health care law.
   
The state House approved the much-debated Medicaid expansion bill on a bipartisan 75-32 vote the day after Labor Day.
   
The signing ceremony is scheduled for Monday at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn.
   
Medicaid expansion is part of a strategy to ensure that nearly all Americans have health insurance under the 2010 Affordable Care Act. It was designed to cover the neediest uninsured people but became optional for states because of a Supreme Court decision.
   
Many GOP-led states opposed to "Obamacare" have declined the expansion.
   
But it was a major priority for Snyder, who's a Republican in his first term as Michigan's chief executive.
comments powered by Disqus

Top Stories

advertisement
Washington Times
advertisement