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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Day of mourning in Australia over flight that was shot down

Updated: Thursday, August 7, 2014
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AUSTRALIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Australia is marking a national day of mourning for those who died on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

The flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17th.

A national memorial service took place at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne Thursday to honor those who died and to support their loved ones.

The prime minister says the nation is grieving for all 298 people on board, but in particular for the 38 who called Australia home.

"May those who are lost arrive home to the people and the country they loved. May the god of mercy comfort those left behind, and may the god of justice answer all our prayers," said Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

In addition to the service, flags on all government buildings in Australia and oversees are flying at half-staff.

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