A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-14" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 10-14" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 6-10". 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 until 6 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ionia, Ottawa, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm  until 6 am Monday.

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Minnesota pre-schooler, WWII vet unlikely friends

Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
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FARMINGTON, Minn. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Friends come in all shapes and sizes.

But for a 3-year-old Minnesotan preschooler named Emmett Rychner, a best friend comes in the shape of his neighbor Erling Kindem--an 89-year-old World War II veteran.

The unlikely pair are next door neighbors that bonded over the vet's tomato plants.

Now, they spend most days together riding bikes, mowers, drawing pictures, and learning from each other.

"Every time he saw me out there, he would come running over: 'Erling, got any 'matoes?'" Kindem said with a laugh.

Things are about to change for the two pals, though, as the Rychner family is moving into a bigger home and Kindem is going to a senior home.

The two might not be neighbors anymore, but they hope to see each other frequently.

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