WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

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 10-12" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 6-10" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-6". 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: 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 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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U.S. weighs repsonse following journalist's death

Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - U.S. military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq, following the gruesome beheading of an American journalist.

This comes after gruesome video surfaced of an Islamic militant beheading 40-year-old James Foley.

The video was confirmed by Foley's family as genuine.

ISIS called the video, posted Tuesday, a message to America, in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the group's fighters in Iraq.

Wednesday, President Obama called ISIS a cancer behind thousands of cowardly acts of violence.

"They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the west, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision," he said.

Foley was working as a photojournalist covering the civil war in Syria when he was kidnapped in November of 2012.

The ISIS video also shows a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warns he could be next.

President Obama says the U.S. will continue to confront the Islamic extremist group.

U.S. | World News

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