Heavy rains generate an alert, and more is on the way

The weather situation is for more of the same today. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that partly cloudy skies this morning would be followed by downpours and thundershowers in the Central Valley, the north, central and south Pacific and in some mountains in the northern zone.

These storms accompanied by lightning will continue until the evening, the institute said. There may be morning rain on the Nicoya peninsula and some rain in the higher points on the Caribbean coast in the afternoon.

The forecast for more rain Tuesday caused the national emergency commission to issue an alert for those living near rivers and below possible slides.

The commission said that a tropical wave Monday brought rain that flooded 45 homes in Bagaces, Tárcoles, Jacó, Dominical, Quepos, Osa and Golfito.

There were slides that blocked roads in San Isidro de Dota and Santa María de Dota as well as two locations in Pérez Zeledón,

There also was a slide that blocked for a time access to the bridge over the Río Tárcoles on the coastal highway leading to Jacó, the commission said. This is the famous crocodile bridge where tourists stop to see the reptiles on the riverbanks below.

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