WIND ADVISORY

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 wwmt.com for your weather today and always!

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What schools consider before closing

WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - What do school districts consider before closing?

Each school district takes into consideration several factors before closing.

Portage Public Schools tell us they don't have a set temperature for closing and closing for cold temperatures is very rare.

But they're closed already Monday.

The rule in Kent County is they'll shut down if the wind chill is 30 below.

In Otsego, they take into account the cold, and other factors like if it's sunny or snowing.