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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Man passes out driving after suffering severe coughing fit

Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A driver in Ottawa County is lucky to be alive after he passed out behind the wheel and crashed into a tree.

Michael Ray Stewart, 60 from Sparta says he was driving east bound on I-96 when he suffered a severe coughing fit and blacked out.

His vehicle left the road and struck a tree not from the Ironwood Drive exit.

Ottawa County Deputies say they received several tips from other drivers of Stewart on the road trying to flag down help.

He was uninjured, but checked out at the scene just to be sure.

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