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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Battle Creek native circumnavigating Lake Michigan on bike

Updated: Thursday, August 7, 2014
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Battle Creek native who rowed around Lake Michigan alone to raise money for breast cancer research is now preparing for a 1,000 mile bike trip around the lake.

Jenn Gibbons will begin on her trip on Sunday. This time she's raising money for boathouses so breast cancer survivors can discover the therapeutic joys of rowing.

Gibbons raised $125,000 two years ago, but her trip was delayed after she was assaulted.

For the bike ride she'll be joined by 30 supporters.

"I'm fully aware of all the risks that we're taking and fully aware of all the benefits that we will receive from having a great trip and this boat house will provide so much for so many," said Gibbons.

Police still have not made an arrest in Gibbon's case.

On the bike trip she's keeping the names of hotels along the way secret.

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