More instability reported in Caribbean and Atlantic

The rainy season is back after a brief break in the first two weeks of the month.

Extended forecasts show a 40 to 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the Central Valley for the next seven days.

Meanwhile, yet another tropical wave has been detected off West Africa. It is headed this way. And a low pressure area off the coast of Honduras and Nicaragua has turned into the eighth tropical depression of the season.

The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that weather today would be typical for the season with hot mornings turning to thunderstorms in the afternoon on the Pacific coast and the Central Valley. This is the time of year when the Caribbean coast gets less rain, but some storms are predicted in the mountains there.

The weather institute expects the storms to continue into the night in the central and south Pacific coast.

Guatemala has declared a tropical storm watch due to the depression headed towards its Caribbean coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said that tropical storm force winds are likely along the coast of Honduras and its bay islands.

The Weather Underground, the meteorological service associated with A.M. Costa Rica, predicts thunderstorms for the next seven days in the Central Valley. In addition to the tropical depression northeast of Costa Rica, there are two separate tropical waves bringing low pressure into the Atlantic.

The country is moving into the wetter months of September, October and November.

Hail accompanied storms Thursday in San Pedro and other parts of the Central Valley.

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