WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, WINTER STORM WATCH

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, 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" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected. However, Allegan, Barry and Eaton counties could see between 4-7", and between 3 and 5" could fall along a line from Holland to Grand Rapids to Lansing. 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 WATCHfor the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 10 pm Sunday: Berrien, Cass, St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Watch area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 7 and 10" 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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2nd American aid worker with Ebola at US hospital

Updated: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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ATLANTA (AP) - The second American aid worker who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa has arrived at an Atlanta hospital for treatment.

The patient was wheeled on a stretcher from an ambulance toward Emory Hospital just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. The first American patient arrived Saturday and walked.

Although hospital officials haven't released the second patient's identity, the aid group she was working with has identified her as 59-year-old Nancy Writebol. It says she's in serious but stable condition.

Writebol arrived in Georgia via jet late Tuesday morning.

She and Dr. Kent Brantly, a physician with North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse, contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia.

Ebola has killed at least 887 people in four West African countries in what's considered one of the largest outbreaks ever.

U.S. | World News

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