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.
The best threat for severe weather late Saturday will be near the Red River Valley to Southeast Texas.
Showers and thunderstorms threaten to interfere with Memorial Day festivities across more than half of the United States.
Another round of heavy rain and thunderstorms will move into the Plains over Memorial Day weekend, bringing the threat of flooding.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer and it will definitely feel like it for the holiday and the following few days across the Northeast. However, that does not mean an end to shots of cooler air.
Beachgoers heading to the Southeast coast this Memorial Day holiday weekend are being put on alert for dangerous rip currents.
Warmth will make a comeback around the Boston area for the remainder of this Memorial Day holiday weekend, seemingly fitting for the unofficial start to summer.
West Coast (1982)
Heat wave: San Francisco, CA 91 degrees, (new record; previous record 79 in 1975) San Jose, CA 84 degrees Portland, OR 85 degrees (tied record)
North Texas (1986)
Severe thunderstorms produced 95 mph wind gusts and widespread damage. More than 3" of rain fell in less than an hour. A 29 year old women and 6 year old daughter drowned when the underpass they were driving into was flooded out.
Philadelphia, PA (1992)
A dramatic cold frontal passage. Early afternoon temperature over 80 degrees fell to a late-day reading in the 40s.