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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Local pastor to celebrate major milestone

Updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Kyle Sparks

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A local pastor is getting ready to celebrate a major milestone.

This Thursday, Pastor Louis Grother, of Kalamazoo, will celebrate his 100th birthday.

Pastor Grother served as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church from 1949 to 1984, and also served as Chaplain for the Public Safety Department of Kalamazoo for many years.

Another of his many accomplishments: several years ago, Pastor Grother was awarded the Irving Gilmore Lifetime Achievement Award for his public service.

On Sunday, there will be an event for him, his family, and the church community to celebrate his 100th birthday.

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