WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES remain for Kalamazoo, Van Buren, St. Joe, Branch, Allegan, Barry, Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, Oceana, and Newaygo counties until 7 AM Friday.  Lake effect snow, heavy at times, drops 4" to 8+" of snow through Friday morning.  Approaching 10" or more are possible in some cities.  Westerly winds gusting to 35 mph create blowing and drifting snow, especially in open areas.   

Ionia, Eaton, and Calhoun counties have been added to our existing WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES; expiration time is 7 PM tonight.  Snowfall totals of 1" to 4+" are possible.  

WINTER STORM WARNINGS remain in Berrien, Cass counties until 4 AM Friday for in excess of 6" of snow.  As of this point, snow has been sparse; WARNINGS may be revised.

Stay with for your weather always!

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Storms whip Van Buren County
by: Kyle Sparks
updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Residents in Grand Junction and across Van Buren County are dealing with damage wrought by heavy storms coming off Lake Michigan at this hour.

A full 55 percent of Consumers customers in Van Buren County--just over 4,400--are without power at this time, with over 5,000 customers in total in the dark.

In Grand Junction, large trees were ripped from the ground due to the force of the storm.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, and a flood advisory remains in place for the eastern part of the county until 6:30 p.m.

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