As daytime temperatures approch 90, visitors head to the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean along the Outer Banks.

We seem to have a mini summer heatwave here on the Outer Banks. Daytime temperatures have been hovering in the upper 80s almost to 90 and that’s really close the record for the day.

It’s not going to stay around long; the weekend temperature call for some cooling with daytime highs in the mid 70s. That’s probably for the best since there are at least three outdoor festivals this weekend—the Buns N Rosés – Grand Crü, BBQ and Brü 80's Rock Party at Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg, Shred Fest in Nags Head on Saturday and on Sunday the Mustang Spring Jam in Corolla.

But yesterday, Wednesday and today, Thursday—it feels like summer. The breeze is from the south, there’s a touch of humidity in the air and we have bright sunshine. We may even break the record for the daytime high for today. That’s 88 set in 1987.

The beautiful weather we’re having—and it is beautiful—is sending visitors, and probably some locals, into the ocean to cool off. And anyone venturing into the surf will get cool. Ocean water temperature are still in the mid 60s…not cold enough to shock the system, but it will certainly get your attention.

Since we’re talking about the weather, we should note the long-range forecast, ten days out, looks pretty good. Moderating temperatures with a chance of midweek showers, but other than that, close to spectacular.