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.
A new tropical threat may loom for the Caribbean and North America in the not-too-distant future, while eight more weeks remain in the Atlantic hurricane season.
The greatest danger of flooding across the central United States will unfold in western Texas, where downpours will be most persistent into Monday.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
The first windstorm of the season could blast the northern United Kingdom around Tuesday of this coming week as Karl arrives.
Hot, dry and windy weather into Monday will lead to an increased risk of wildfires across Southern California.
Des Moines, IA (1985)
A few wet snow flakes...the earliest snow ever reported.
Central U.S. (1989)
Numerous record lows...... Location New Old Charleston, W.VA. 30 34/1983 Marquette, MI 25 30/1976 Springfield, MO 32 36/1985 Topeka, KS 31 35/1942 Fayetteville, AR 32 37/1928 Amarillo, TX 33 41/1912 Midland, TX 36 49/1975 Abilene, TX 38 47/1949 Oklahoma City, OK 36 46/1985
Mt. Washington, NH ()
Wind gusts to 100 mph with an 18 degree temperature create a wind chill of -37.