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.

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Kent Co. deputies search for missing 14-year-old girl

Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Deputies are searching for a missing 14-year-old girl Monday night.

McKinzie Locklin was originally reported as a runaway when she left home on Sunview Drive, in Kent County's Gaines Township on Saturday night.

But now, deputies are updating her status to 'missing person.'

McKinzie has brown hair she sometimes wears in a pony tail, and brown eyes. She's about 5'7", and 120 pounds, and was wearing a white tank top, pink shorts, white and purple tennis shoes, and a multi-colored headband when she disappeared.

She was carrying a black East Kentwood backpack.

Deputies say McKinzie has a learning disability and has no cellphone with her.

She has run away in the past, but deputies are concerned because it's now been two days and there's no sign of her.

If you have any information as to her whereabouts, you are urged to call the Kent County Sheriff's Office.

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