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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4 people wounded in 2 overnight Kalamazoo shootings

Updated: Saturday, July 5 2014, 06:31 PM EDT
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Breaking overnight, multiple people are shot in what's already a violent holiday weekend for a West Michigan community.

Newschannel 3's Aaron Dimick is live at Kalamazoo Public Safety headquarters, where it was a very busy night. Officers are looking for suspects after four people were shot.

The first shooting happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, at Douglas Ave. and Mason St. on the city's Northside. From what police can tell, there was a big party going on and then multiple shots were fired.

Officers were already patrolling the area and got on scene quickly. Newschannel 3 was told three people were shot. A man, shot in the face, drove himself to the hospital. Two women were also hit. There's no word yet on their conditions.

The second shooting happened a short time later, also on the north side, at Burdick and Clay streets. Another large gathering that led to a shooting. One man was shot in the leg and is expected to recover.

James Hughes, a witness at the earlier shooting, says this is happening more and more. "Lately, it hasn't been unusual with everything that's been going on. But we need to slow down a little bit and figure out what it is we need to do, just calm down for a minute," he says.

The search continues for the suspects. There's no word yet on if these shootings are related.4 people wounded in 2 overnight Kalamazoo shootings
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