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.

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Researchers: Stress, fatty foods don't mix

Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new study shows that those who indulge in comfort foods can end up paying a heavy price.

Researchers say women who eat fatty foods while under stress might gain more weight because stress can cause your body to burn fewer calories.

Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center led the study.

THey tested nearly 60 women by assessing their stress levels and feeding them a high fat meal for breakfast.

Then they watched their metabolism through the day.

"What we found is that they burned less calories over the 7 hours after the meal when they had a stressor in their lives the day before the meal," explained Martha Belury, PhD, with the medical center.

"The difference was about 104 calories, which is no big deal for a single day, but if you took that across a year, it could be almost 11 pounds," said Janice Kiecold-Glaser, PhD.

Researchers say the high fat meal they served contained 930 calories and 60 grams of fat--about the same as a large cheeseburger and fries.

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