A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-14" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 10-14" possible. However, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 6-10". 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 until 6 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ionia, Ottawa, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm  until 6 am Monday.

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Secretary of State pushing for cease-fire

Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
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MIDDLE EAST (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East to push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

Secretary of State John Kerry's trip comes on the heels of the deadliest day of fighting yet.

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting late Sunday night to discuss civilian casualties and called for an immediate halt to the fighting.

Gaza health officials say the death toll among Palestinians has now topped 500 since the conflict started.

Tens of thousands have fled their homes for safety.

A U.N. draft resolution calls for the protection of civilians in Gaza and for immediate humanitarian assistance.

"The violence must stop now," said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

"The tragedy in Gaza is beyond comprehension. The hospitals are overwhelmed with number of injured civilians," said Palestinian Ambassador to the U.N. Riyad Mansour.

"We support the Egyptian effort to have a cease-fire, which Israel joined into, which does not have preconditions," said Kerry.

13 Israeli soldiers were also killed Sunday and we now know two American citizens were killed there as well.

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