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.
Tropical Cyclone 18 is looking at a possible tropical strike bringing heavy rain and winds to New Zealand.
Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East over the next few days before another winter storm unfolds at midweek.
"We exchanged notes already pledging to work together for the common good of the weather enterprise and the nation," AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers said.
The main weather concern to search crews through Monday in the vicinity of where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 lost contact will be building seas.
Despite a springlike start to the week, winter and substantial snow will make a comeback across the Midwest and Northeast at midweek.
The long-lasting and relentless winter season has broken seasonal maintenance expenditure records across much of the U.S.
Hilo, HI (1991)
A total of 9.39 inches of rain from March 9th through the tenth.
Ohio Valley/ Mid-Atlantic (1990)
Record warmth... Location New Record Old Record Evansville, IN 82 74/1988 Roanoke, VA 77 74/1974
Raleigh, NC (1934)
8.0" of snow.