Joyce was downgraded to a tropical rainstorm midday Friday after being named the 10th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season early Thursday.
The storm is forecast to continue tracking to the west-northwest across the Atlantic during the next several days. This forecast path means that it will most likely not hit any land in the next four days.
NOAA satellite loop.
While Joyce is expected to remain northeast of the Leeward Islands next Monday, there could be some periphery impacts, such as showers and higher surf.
Dry air and strong wind shear (disruptive winds above the surface) forced Joyce to lose its tropical storm status.
Farther down the road, Bermuda should keep a close eye on the potential for Joyce to approach the island.
Cyclonic Storm Kyant will unleash heavy rain and strong winds on areas from western Myanmar to northeastern India and Bangladesh this week.
Beneficial rain will douse California late this week, with the potential for some rain to reach southern portions of the state.
A storm will slide in from the Midwest to bring another dose of cold rain and wet snow to parts of the northeastern United States from Wednesday night to Thursday.
Floods are underrated weather hazards that cause widespread destruction, but people can minimize risks by following certain safety measures and investing in flood insurance.
Flooding downpours and thunderstorms will target a part of the central United States into Wednesday.
The severe drought in the northeastern U.S. has left most of the region reeling for months as farmers have been forced to work with arid land.
Tampa, FL (1921)
Hurricane "most destructive/highest tide," pressure 28.81"/975.6 mb, winds 100 mph, tide 10.5 feet, six dead and $3 million damage.
Strong coastal storm with winds exceeding 100 mph over the ocean; 82-mph wind gust at south end of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Bethany Beach Delaware being evacuated as waves came over the dunes. Heavy snow in NC mountains. Mt. Pisgah - 11 inches; Mt. Mitchell - 6 inches.
Caribou, ME (1990)
19 consecutive days of measurable precipitation.