WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

TUESDAY 7AM - 8PM

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren starting Tuesday at 7am and ending at 8pm.  

Snow will start to move into the area by daybreak Tuesday.  This will lead to a few slick spots during your morning commute.  Snow will start to mix with sleet by mid morning with accumulations totaling around 2-4 inches along and north of I-96 and 1-2" along and south of I-94.  Sleet will transitions into freezing rain by early to mid afternoon.  One to two tenths of an inch of ice accumulations are possible south of I-96.  Light rain showers are possible during the late afternoon/early evening and then will wind down quickly into the later evening hours.  Light freezing drizzle is possible after sunset. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Berrien, Branch, Cass, Hillsdale, St. Joseph starting at 6am Tuesday and ending at 1pm. 

 

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Experts: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease on rise in W. Mich.

Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Area health care providers say an illness is on the rise in West Michigan.

It's called Hand, Foot and Mouth disease.

The Kent County Health Department says it's showing up mostly in patients 5 years of age or younger.

It's caused by an extremely contagious virus.

Symptoms include fever, sore throat, rash, and sores on hands, soles of feet, and inside the mouth.

The illness could last up to 10 days.

To prevent it, wash hands often, especially after changing diapers and using the bathroom.

For more information on the disease, click here.

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