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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Detective: Va. Deaths apparently a murder-suicide

Updated: Monday, August 4, 2014
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CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - A detective says the shooting deaths of five family members in a quiet part of north-central Virginia are being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Detective Angela Deavers says a relative found the bodies inside the family's home just outside Culpeper last night.

Two adults, both 35, and three school-age children were found inside.

The three-bedroom house sits on about an acre of land near Culpeper. The town of about 15,000 people 70 miles southwest of Washington is known for its quaint downtown and Civil War history.

Mayor Michael Olinger calls the deaths a shock to the community. He says he didn't know the victims.

Virginia State Police are assisting with the investigation.

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