Heavy rain is predicted for Caribbean and in north

A second cold front is moving into Costa Rica and the Caribbean coast and the northern zone were hit with heavy rains Thursday.

The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional estimated rainfall at up to 100 millimeters or about 4 inches in a 7 p.m. bulletin Thursday.

The agency issued a warning about rising rivers, including the ríos Yorkin, Telire, Sixaola and Pacuare on the Caribbean coast. Also rising are the Colorado, Cariblanco and María Aguilar Sarapiquí, the weather agency said.

The prediction is for continued rain with perhaps 4 or 5 more inches in the northern zone and on the Caribbean coast.

In the Central Valley and Guanacaste there are high wind warnings with gusts similar to those earlier in the week. The prediction also calls for moderate rain through Saturday.

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