Hurricane Michael has been downgraded to a category 1 storm with winds 90 mph, still causing major flooding and damage as it moves through Georgia.
The dangerous category 4 hurricane, with sustained wind of 155 mph, made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida (just outside of Panama City) just after noon Wednesday.
So, what can we expect along our slice of the Gulf Coast? The wind and waves will subside through the evening as the rain stays east of Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
Michael will continue to track towards the northeast at a relatively fast pace and that will limit rainfall totals across Florida and South Georgia. However, the strong wind will likely knock down trees and power lines in its path.
In the wake of this storm, northwesterly winds will usher in cooler, drier air that will FINALLY bring us our much anticipated taste of FALL WEATHER. that will last into the weekend.