A fog or mist swept over much of the Central Valley Wednesday night, showing clearly that there is plenty of moisture in the air.
The hot morning weather today will convert that moisture to clouds and afternoon thundershowers.
The rains started a bit early Wednesday. Thunderstorms dotted the Central Valley by noon. But the best that the weather could deliver was less than an inch. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional in Barrio Aranjuez recorded just two-thirds of an inch or 16.9 millimeters.
The weather institute said that there will be electrical storms today on the Pacific coast, the Central Valley, the mountains of the Caribbean and the northern zone.
Also predicted are showers in the evening.
Farmers and those concerned with generating electricity with hydro power are hoping for a prolonged period of steady rains in the coming weeks.