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.

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Study: Mother's weight can help determine kids risk of obesity

Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 |
Study: Mother
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A new study says a mother's weight may determine her child's risk for becoming obese, but in a way you may not have realized.

This first-of-its-kind study looked at children born to obese mothers and compared them to their siblings who were born after their mother had weight-loss surgery.

Researchers found that kids born after their mom lost weight were slimmer than their older siblings.

They believe it's because genes linked to obesity-related health problems worked differently in the younger kids.

They say a mother's weight affected how those genes were triggered in the womb, creating higher or lower obesity risk factors for their kids.

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