WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES

1 AM UNTIL 4 PM THURSDAY

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES remain for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, and Newaygo counties from 1 AM until 4 PM Thursday afternoon.  Snow, sleet, and freezing rain develop shortly after midnight and prior to your Thursday morning commute.  Roads will be slippery; freezing rain and sleet ultimately transition to snow by late morning or midday Thursday.  Ice accumulations and the timing make this event impactful for all travelers.  Snowfall accumulations ... Holland to Lansing and north: 1" to 2" ... south of that line including Kalamazoo: less than 2/10" of ice, very little snow.

Stay with wwmt.com for your weather this afternoon and always!

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Researchers link shingles to increased risk of stroke

Updated: Friday, January 3, 2014 |
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - British researchers say people who had shingles before the age of 40 are 74-percent more likely to suffer a stroke later in life.    

Patients over the age of 40 carry a 15-percent higher risk.

Researchers are not sure of the reason.

Shingles is a painful rash triggered by the same virus that causes chickenpox.

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