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.
Conditions will deteriorate across Hawaii this weekend as Darby delivers locally heavy rain and rough surf. But the tropical storm will provide long-term benefits.
The midwestern United States will be in the crosshairs of potent thunderstorms into Saturday night.
Much of the eastern United States will continue to swelter with above-average temperatures into the end of the month.
Stifling heat has been baking the central United States but will finally ease across northern areas this weekend.
Lightning killed a teenager on Friday, the second teen lightning death in three days. With thunderstorms continuing to rattle several parts of the nation, more lives will be at risk.
The more than 100,000 people expected to attend the annual Glorious Goodwood festival next week will want to keep a brolly handy.
Montpelier, ID (1990)
75 mph winds gust; tree damage.
Seattle, WA (1991)
99 degrees, all-time record high for July.
Heat Wave: Location New Record(F): Old Record(F)/Year: Washington, D.C. 101 100/1987 Philadelphia, PA 99T 99/1978 Atlantic City, NJ 100 96/1987 Harrisburg, PA 103 98/1987 Baltimore, MD 103 98/1987 (Custom House)