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.

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'First Day Shoe Fund' benefits Kalamazoo kids in need

Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - You can help a Kalamazoo Public School student in need get a new pair of shoes before the first day of class.

The First Day Shoe Fund is hosting a community distribution event at Northeastern Elementary School on Gertrude Street.

Students who can take advantage of the free items are KDPS students entering Kindergarten through third grade, and they must qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Kids also must attend Wednesday's event if they want a proper fitting for their shoes and socks.

The event runs until 7:00 p.m.

More information on First Day Shoe Fund can be found by clicking here.

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