The national weather institute said Thursday night that there has been a slight improvement in the weather in the Caribbean and in the northern zone. Rain there has been from isolated storms and not as much as earlier in the week when up to 10 inches fell in some locations.
The cold front that had caused the bad weather was slowly diminishing, and there was a noticeable increase in temperature in the Central Valley early Friday.
The atmospheric pressure in the Caribbean was reported increasing so there will be no end in the winds this weekend, said the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional, although the velocity is expected to be less than the 100 kph or 60 mph gusts that have raked much of the country.
The weather institute said that gusts of 103 kph were clocked in Tilarán earlier Thursday. There also were dust storms in Guanacaste where the soil is unusually dry due to the drought that has lasted for two years.