WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, WINTER STORM WATCH

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" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected. However, Allegan, Barry and Eaton counties could see between 4-7", and between 3 and 5" could fall along a line from Holland to Grand Rapids to Lansing. 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 WATCHfor the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 10 pm Sunday: 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 Watch area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 7 and 10" 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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Family searching for Three Rivers man after disappearance

Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
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THREE RIVERS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The family of a Saint Joseph County man is pleading for help after he disappeared. St. Joseph County deputies are involved in the search.

Dennis Wayne Rhodes from Three Rivers was last seen Tuesday afternoon.

His wife says the 49-year-old had been drinking when he left home to go fishing in Skidmore Park.

Rhodes is described as a white male, 5'-8" with a slim build, blonde, shoulder length curly hair with dark roots. He was last seen wearing light blue jeans, black leather jacket and a black hat with "icp" or "ich."

Dive crews and volunteers searched for him until midnight Wednesday night without luck.




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