WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

TUESDAY 7AM - 8PM

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren starting Tuesday at 7am and ending at 8pm.  

Snow will start to move into the area by daybreak Tuesday.  This will lead to a few slick spots during your morning commute.  Snow will start to mix with sleet by mid morning with accumulations totaling around 2-4 inches along and north of I-96 and 1-2" along and south of I-94.  Sleet will transitions into freezing rain by early to mid afternoon.  One to two tenths of an inch of ice accumulations are possible south of I-96.  Light rain showers are possible during the late afternoon/early evening and then will wind down quickly into the later evening hours.  Light freezing drizzle is possible after sunset. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Berrien, Branch, Cass, Hillsdale, St. Joseph starting at 6am Tuesday and ending at 1pm. 

 

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Crews cleaning up after storm smacks Boston area

Updated: Sunday, March 10 2013, 06:35 PM EDT
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PLUM ISLAND, Mass. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Crews are hard at work right now trying to clean up after a late winter storm hit a Massachusetts island hard.

Plum Island's once beautiful beach is now a zone of destruction.

Several homes actually fell into the ocean.

Littering the beach are giant sandbags and concrete blocks that ultimately proved useless at stopping the Atlantic.

Now, many are wondering whether more could have been done to save the homes.

"When you see homes falling into the ocean, clearly you feel that not enough was done and that we should have done more," said State Senator Bruce Tarr. "This isn't a situation where we've done nothing, it's a situation where the totality of everything we've done hasn't been enough to protect these homes in this storm."

Plum Island is a barrier beach that once had dunes and a wide expanse of sand.

Officials say barrier beaches are fragile, with migrating sand that often cannot hold up to years of pounding storms.

This latest storm system began blanketing snow across the upper midwest, and mid-Atlantic earlier in the week before moving out to sea on Friday.

It dumped more than a foot of snow in the northeast, and they aren't out of the woods yet.

Meteorologists are predicting more stormy weather through the beginning of spring.
Crews cleaning up after storm smacks Boston area
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