WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

 A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-14" 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.

Stay with Newschannel 3 and wwmt.com for the latest updates.

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Officials: Israel moving troops toward Gaza border

Updated: Thursday, July 3 2014, 05:41 PM EDT
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JERUSALEM (AP) - Defense officials say Israel has begun sending troop reinforcements to its border with the Gaza Strip amid intensifying rocket barrages.

Israel has been debating how to respond to the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank, which it blames on Hamas. It has arrested hundreds of Hamas members in the West Bank and threatened tough action against the militant group, which controls Gaza.

The increase in troops could be in preparation for a wider operation or meant as a defensive action.

More than a dozen rockets struck southern Israel early Thursday, hitting two houses and causing damage but not wounding anyone. Israel responded with airstrikes.

The defense officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media.
Officials: Israel moving troops toward Gaza border
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