WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

 A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-14" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 10-14" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 6-10". 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 until 6 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ionia, Ottawa, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm  until 6 am Monday.

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

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Gov't pushing for stronger indoor tanning guidelines

Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 |
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The government is pushing for stronger warnings against indoor tanning, and urging anyone under 18 not to do it.

Research shows that more young people are being diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Studies show that about 2.3 million teenagers go tanning every year.

Their risk of melanoma is 75 percent higher than those who don't.

If the FDA proposal is approved, it would require tanning beds to have new labels aiming at those under 18, urging them to get regular skin cancer screenings.

A spokesman for the indoor tanning industry says it embraces safety changes, but worries they will come with unnecessary costs to businesses and the government.
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