An unusual early evening thunderstorm slashed through the Central Valley Tuesday between 7 and 9 p.m. and peppered the area with lightning strikes.
The automatic station maintained by the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional at its Barrio Aranjuez headquarters in north San José registered 22.4 millimeters of rain, about .88 of an inch, between 7 and 9 p.m.
There were no reports of serious damage, but there was local flooding. There was some damage to local roads.
The weather institute is predicting about the same for today with afternoon storms on the Pacific coast, the Central Valley and the northern zone.