WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

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.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and wwmt.com for the latest updates.

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Boy's cancer fight inspires blood drive in Paw Paw

Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 |
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PAW PAW, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A little boy's brave fight against cancer has inspired a blood drive set for Wednesday in Paw Paw.

The drive was organized by Kelly Linder, and named in honor of her 5-year-old son Kevin.

He was diagnosed with cancer at age 2, and she says blood transfusions are one of the reasons he is still alive.

The Kevin Linder Celebrates Life Blood Drive is scheduled from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Paw Paw Early Elementary School on Wednesday.

You can register to give or find another blood drive through the Michigan Blood website, which could be found by clicking here.
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