Refreshing air moves in as Michael moves out

First Alert Weather: 5 p.m. update 10-11-18

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Tropical Storm Michael is producing flash flooding across portions of North Carolina and South-Central Virginia. Tropical storm force wind gusts are occurring over portions of northeast South Carolina and eastern North Carolina.

Back here in central Alabama we are enjoying sunshine, a breeze and drier air. Cooler and drier air continues to filter in from the northwest!

Finally, fall arrives and looks to stick around! Time to break out the long sleeves and jeans for tomorrow!

Temperatures today top off in the middle 70s and then bottom out in the upper 40s tonight.

High temperatures in the 70s will be common through Saturday and lows in the 50s through that stretch too and 40s. We will see a gradual warming trend over the weekend as a warm front lifts through on Sunday morning. A batch of rain will accompany the front in the morning and mainly impact areas north of I-20 and then it looks dry for the rest of the day.

The weather will be great for the Shrimp Festival, football, Talladega and the Race for the Cure! Check out forecast details through the WBRC First Alert Weather App.

TROPICAL UPDATE: The Atlantic remains unusually busy for October. Hurricane Leslie is over the mid-Atlantic and moving ENE at 22 mph with 85 mph winds and Tropical Storm Nadine in the Eastern Atlantic will weaken as it moves northwest through the weekend. Last but not least, we are watching a tropical wave in the Caribbean that has a 40% chance of development.

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