WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, WINTER STORM WATCH

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" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so along/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected. However, Allegan, Barry and Eaton counties could see between 4-7", and between 3 and 5" could fall along a line from Holland to Grand Rapids to Lansing. 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 WATCHfor the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 10 pm Sunday: 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 Watch area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 7 and 10" 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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Meetings on search for new Pope to begin

Updated: Friday, March 1 2013, 08:30 AM EST
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VATICAN CITY (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Cardinals in the catholic church will begin informal meetings as they try to find the successor for Pope Benedict the 16th.

Thursday Pope Benedict officially resigned as head of the catholic church.

He's the first pope to step down in nearly 600 years.

Following his final goodbye to the cardinals, Benedict flew to the papal palace outside Rome to begin his retirement.

While informal meetings among the cardinals begin Friday, they're scheduled to hold an official meeting on Monday to set the date for conclave to begin.

We will bring you that information as soon as it's announced.




Meetings on search for new Pope to begin
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