Before tropical storm Beryl took a turn to the north early Wednesday morning, residents and vacationers on the Outer Banks were bracing for some bad weather. But by midday, it was back to the beach. Despite the lines of clouds, the afternoon turned sunny, and plenty of people headed outside. Not many ventured into the water. The waves are certainly a little stronger than normal, and there is still the threat of rip currents. Tourists on the beach said they were watching Beryl closely but never felt the storm was a serious threat.