WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren starting Tuesday at 7am and ending at 8pm.  

Snow will start to move into the area by daybreak Tuesday.  This will lead to a few slick spots during your morning commute.  Snow will start to mix with sleet by mid morning with accumulations totaling around 2-4 inches along and north of I-96 and 1-2" along and south of I-94.  Sleet will transitions into freezing rain by early to mid afternoon.  One to two tenths of an inch of ice accumulations are possible south of I-96.  Light rain showers are possible during the late afternoon/early evening and then will wind down quickly into the later evening hours.  Light freezing drizzle is possible after sunset. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Berrien, Branch, Cass, Hillsdale, St. Joseph starting at 6am Tuesday and ending at 1pm. 


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New strain of norovirus spreads to U.S.

Updated: Friday, January 25 2013, 08:56 AM EST
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MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Doctors believe a new strain of norovirus is getting people sick worldwide, including here in Michigan.

It's called the Sydney strain because it originated in Australia last year.

Doctors say it presents like the stomach flu but feels much worse.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since September there have been more than 140 outbreaks in the U.S., including Michigan.

One researcher is calling this strain of norovirus the "Ferrari of viruses" because of the way it speeds through large groups of people.

The norovirus is highly contagious and usually spreads in schools and nursing homes, especially during the winter. It has also been found to be the most common cause of food poisonings in the U.S.

If you have it you are urged to stay home.

According to the CDC, noroviruses cause an estimated 21-million illnesses and 800 deaths every year.

New strain of norovirus spreads to U.S.
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