WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY & WINTER STORM WARNING

SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm 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 near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 8-12" possible. However, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-7". 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: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren,  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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3 major retailers may open in GR area

Updated: Tuesday, March 5 2013, 07:54 PM EST
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Food retailers Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and clothing retailer, H&M may be close to be opening up shop in Grand Rapids.

The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon by the Colliers International Real Estate Group.

They say these retailers are among the most requested for the Grand Rapids market.

The stores may not open this year, but their locations are expected to be announced in the coming months.

H&M has reportedly settled on a facility whose location has not yet been revealed, and the food retailers are reportedly looking in the Cascade or Ada areas.

Be sure to count on Newschannel 3 for continuing coverage.
3 major retailers may open in GR area
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