The Weather Underground experts estimated that there is an 80 percent chance of rain in the Central Valley today, and local forecasters agree.
In fact, the estimate of rain is between 60 and 80 percent for the rest of the week, according to A.M. Costa Rica’sweather service.
The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that winds were bringing in humidity from the oceans, and that is why there was rain in much of the metro area Monday afternoon.
Although there were some brief, heavy downpours, the bulk of the time the rain was light bordering on a mist.
Guanacaste will not enjoy the rain today, said the weather institute. Instead, the area will be windy and dry.
The weather institute issued a mid-day bulletin about impending storms, and said that lightning was a possible danger. There were some brief outages, but they appeared to be caused by the wind jerking around the power lines.