Stormy weather all around does not affect Costa Rica

Hurricane Center graphic shows three storm systems. Graphic: U.S. National Hurricane Center

The country appears to be bracketed by storms.

To the north, Tropical Storm Nate is causing heavy rains and high winds on the coast of México. To the east, Tropical Storm María is moving westward. Forecasters at the U.S. Hurricane Center said that strengthening is likely over the next few days, but that the storm is expected to turn slightly to the north. This is the typical route for such storms.

Further north off the east coast of the United States is Hurricane Katia. It is accelerating to the northeast over the Atlantic. The center said that the storm will lose considerable force and probably be downgraded to a tropical storm over the weekend.

In Pennsylvania, New York and the New England States the remnants of Lee are persisting, and there still are flash flood warnings in effect. Some locations in Upstate New York and Pennsylvania have received up to 15 inches of rain. There is a low pressure area that has captured the storm over eastern Indiana, and the circulation is drawing rain to the north over much of the Middle Atlantic U.S. states, said the hurricane center.

Meanwhile, the Central Valley enjoyed a peaceful day Thursday with little rain.

The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that partly cloudy skies in the Central Valley and along the Pacific this morning will give way to clouds and some rain later today.

There is a chance for some thunderstorms along the Pacific, the agency said. Moderate rain was predicted for the northern zone and the Caribbean coast.

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