10 AM Until 2 AM Saturday

The National Weather Service maintains a WIND ADVISORY for nearly all of West Michigan from 10 AM this morning until 2 AM Saturday morning.  45 mph gusts are likely inland while 50 mph gusts are possible at the Lake Shore.  This kind of wind is capable of bringing down tree branches and creating some power outages.  Obviously, we hope that doesn't happen.  Winds blow from the northwest this morning then from the north by midday and beyond.  Stay with for your weather today and always!

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Flooding a concern in Ottawa Co., sand bags available

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Flooding along the Grand River continues and officials in Ottawa County are now offering sand bags to help people protect their homes.

An ice jam has caused the river level to rise to nearly 15 feet, about two feet above flood stage.

People can pick up empty sand bags free of charge at the township offices in Robinson Township and Grand Haven Township, as well the city offices in Grand Haven and Spring Lake.

Officials say you should only fill the sand bags about half way so the sand can settle to fill voids in the wall once it's built.