The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids maintians WIND ADVISORIES for Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties until 10 PM.  45-50 mph gusts are verifying and may create some power outages, downed trees, or branches.  

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES start at 4 PM and last until 4 PM Tuesday in Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm counties.  Snowfall may exceed 6" through late Tuesday.  Blowing and drifting snow is likely.  

Stay with for your weather today and always!


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Delayed unemployment numbers released

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - After a two week delay caused by the government shutdown the monthly employment report is released by the Labor Department Tuesday.

Numbers were strong enough to push the unemployment rate down one tenth of a point to 7.2 percent, the lowest it's been in almost five years.

But part of the reason for the drop is that more people stopped looking for work, they're no longer counted as unemployed.

Employers added a modest 148,000 jobs last month, which could go up with the next report as retailers make holiday season hires.