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.
With the return of wet weather in the Northeast, many people are asking: When will the rain go away?
As a strong El Niño fades, the weather across the country will slowly change. In much of the eastern United States, a hot summer is in store.
A system with rain and thunderstorms will bring both good and bad news to the western United States later this week.
Plenty of warmth and sunshine will be in the forecast this Saturday as the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby takes place at famed Churchill Downs in Louisville this Saturday.
Moscow, Russia (1987)
Excess pollen caused rain to turn green in some parts of the city.
Chesnee, SC (1989)
A 700-yard-wide tornado lifts a 1,000 pound bale of hay and carries it for five miles. Two people killed by the storm.
Fallon, NV (1995)
1.92" of rain (4th-5th)... about 40% of their normal annual rainfall.