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.
As the death toll climbs early this week, thunderstorms will continue to disrupt rescue and recovery efforts across the Kathmandu Valley.
Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain will continue to push eastward across the upper Gulf Coast and re-fire farther west in Texas into Monday night.
Temperatures are starting off on a cool note before milder air moves in for the middle of the week in much of the Northeast.
Severe storms pummeled parts of eastern Texas Sunday into early Monday morning with softball-sized hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.
Damaging wind and hail as large as softballs have been the main threats, and will continue to be into early Monday morning.
Bouts of heavy rain will once again visit the Southeast this week, bringing the threat of flooding and travel delays.
35" of snow at Summit, 39" of snow at Red Lodge and 28.1" of snow at Lewistown.
Eastern U.S. (1990)
More record heat... Location Old Record New Record Burlington, VT 90 84/1962 Boston, MA 92 91/1962 Newark, NJ 94 90/1962 Allentown, PA 92 89/1962
Venus, TX (1990)
Winds gusted to 70 mph.