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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AAA Mich.: Gas prices rise 5 cents from last week

Updated: Monday, February 11 2013, 09:23 AM EST
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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen 5 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.74 per gallon.
   
The auto club says Monday the average is about 30 cents per gallon more than last year at this time.
   
Of the cities it surveys, AAA Michigan says the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded fuel is in the Marquette area, where it's about $3.70 a gallon. The highest average is in the Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids areas at about $3.77.
   
Dearborn-based AAA Michigan surveys 2,800 Michigan gas stations daily.
   
The auto club's next report will be Feb. 25. It says there won't be a Feb. 18 report because of the Presidents Day holiday.
AAA Mich.: Gas prices rise 5 cents from last week
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