First day of autumn and like clockwork the weather is reminding us of that. It was a  blustery day here on the Outer Banks with a low pressure system sitting offshore churning up the surf.

Forecasts are calling for some pretty good sized waves tomorrow, but surfers, don’t get your hopes up. With a predicted 15-20 mph wind from the northeast, the surf forecasts are calling for a lot of chop and no clean lines.

Oh, and did we mention that it’s supposed to rain tomorrow?

But after that, the weekend is looking good, which is great news for all the events that are scheduled. We’ve already mentioned the 3rd Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival at Roanoke Island Festival Park that’s running Thursday through Sunday. The other event worth checking out is the Dare County Art Council’s 25th Anniversary of Artrageous on Saturday at Rec Park in Kill Devil Hills.

Actually, looking at the forecast for next week, a quick trip to the beach might be the perfect remedy to too many hours at the office.

It looks like the week will feature plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the mid 70s.