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.
Ski areas will welcome the fresh power that will blanket mountains from the Alps and Apennines into the Balkans.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
A storm will spread rain and disruptive snow across southeast Europe Sunday into Monday.
As snow winds down over the Central states during the weekend between Christmas and New Year's Day, a new storm will ramp up over the Northwest and will lead to travel disruptions.
There is the risk of flooding from Louisiana to Alabama this weekend, while rain may lead to travel delays in a large part of the South and spotty rain and snow reach the Northeast.
As the year comes to a close and people prepare to celebrate the start of 2015, many will be bundling up as cold weather stretches from coast to coast.
Long Branch, NJ (1913)
70 mph winds during a huge coastal storm.
South Pole, Antarctica (1978)
Record all time high of 7.5 degrees F.
Erie, PA (1989)
December, 1989 became the snowiest month on record. (The month ended with a total of 63.2" beating the record of 62.4" from January, 1978).