WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all of West Michigan except counties along the Michigan-Indiana border, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 6 am Monday. A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-12" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 6-10" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-6". 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 from 7 pm Saturday until 4 am Monday: Berrien, Cass, St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Warning area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 8 and 12" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

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

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Study: Some health insurance premiums to increase

Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 |
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LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - If you buy your own health insurance, you could soon see a big jump in your premiums.
 
A new study claims many states, including Michigan, will see costs increase under the federal health care law.
 
The study found that costs will go up in most states where people buy coverage directly from insurers.
    
That is partly because sicker people will be joining the pool.
 
People who buy their own health insurance in Michigan could see their premiums rise 26-percent under the healthcare overhaul.
    
The Society of Actuaries also predicts medical claim costs will jump on average 32-percent nationwide.
    
The Obama administration does not agree with these numbers, however, saying the study ignores subsidies to help with premiums.
 
Middle-class households can buy subsidized insurance in new marketplaces starting in October, while more low-income people may get Medicaid.





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