Joyce weakened to a tropical rainstorm 24 hours after gaining tropical storm status, but the nail has not been driven into the system's coffin just yet.
The combination of dry air and strong wind shear (disruptive winds above the surface) forced Joyce to lose its tropical storm status late Friday morning EDT.
Joyce is now a tropical rainstorm, churning over the open waters of the central Atlantic.
As Joyce continues on a west-northwest heading through the Atlantic, the window may open for the system to regain tropical storm strength as the wind shear lessens and the dry air dissipates.
Such strengthening could take place later in the weekend or on Monday as Joyce heads toward Bermuda.
Even if Joyce never regains tropical storm status, this island nation could still face some locally drenching rain and gusty winds later Monday into Tuesday of next week.
Around the same time, Isaac threatening communities across Florida and the Gulf Coast.
Following a southward push of cool, dry air at midweek, clouds, showers and higher humidity will return to the Northeast.
Even though the tremendous rains have come and gone, flooding will continue on the major rivers in the South Central states for the next couple of weeks.
Another round of storms will fire across the central Plains at midweek with the chance for isolated tornadoes.
An end to the April-like cool and dreary weather putting umbrellas and jackets to use around Philadelphia will come later this week.
Major hurricane Blanca will threaten Baja California with flooding rain and damaging winds this weekend.
While the center of Andres will remain a thousand miles away, its moisture will still get drawn into the Western United States and enhance thunderstorm activity later this week.
Cloudburst near Pikes Peak killed 120 people; Pueblo, CO, flooded by 25-foot crest of Arkansas River.
Violent thunderstorms and tornadoes; 13 confirmed tornadoes in western PA (most from any outbreak). Widespread wind damage in eastern PA. Wind gusts of 80 mph at ABE and RDG. One person killed in Philadelphia by a falling tree. Largest tornado outbreak in 35 years in western PA.
Harrisburg, PA (1985)
Golf ball-sized hail and 60 mph winds.