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.

Breaking Weather Map #1
Breaking Weather Map #2
Breaking Weather Map #3
Breaking Weather Map #4

House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has overwhelmingly passed a resolution barring President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a "sustained combat role" without congressional approval.

The measure still must pass the Senate to force a showdown with the president. And it risks opening up several questions related to the Constitution's separation of powers between executive and legislative branches.

But the bill may have a greater symbolic than legal effect.

Obama explicitly has ruled out sending combat troops to help Iraq fight extremist insurgents.

Nevertheless, Republican and Democratic lawmakers say they need to reassert what they argue is their constitutional control over authorizing military force.

More than 800 U.S. forces are in Iraq. More than half are providing security for the embassy and U.S. personnel.

U.S. | World News

advertisement
Washington Times
advertisement