10 AM Until 2 AM Saturday

The National Weather Service maintains a WIND ADVISORY for nearly all of West Michigan from 10 AM this morning until 2 AM Saturday morning.  45 mph gusts are likely inland while 50 mph gusts are possible at the Lake Shore.  This kind of wind is capable of bringing down tree branches and creating some power outages.  Obviously, we hope that doesn't happen.  Winds blow from the northwest this morning then from the north by midday and beyond.  Stay with for your weather today and always!

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Weight could play role in girls' early puberty

Updated: Monday, November 4, 2013 |
Weight could play role in girls
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever, and weight appears to play a larger role than race and ethnicity.

That's according to a new study out Monday in the Journal Pediatrics.

The study found 14 percent of instances of early puberty appeared to be linked to obesity.

African American girls reportedly had the earliest average onset at around 8-years old.

Researchers say the news is troubling because it puts them at greater risk of cancer and high blood pressure.

Still, the study does not prove cause and effect, just an association.

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