Much of the country got a first real dose of the rainy season Tuesday. The metro area saw a series of storms that dumped up to 50 millimeters (about two inches) in places.
There was flooding, and the rain is being blamed for a two-vehicle accident in El Coyol on the Bernardo Soto highway west of Juan Santamaría airport. Two persons were injured critically. There were other accidents that were attributed to the weather.
The storms passed over the capital since midday, but the skies really opened up at 4:30 p.m. and sent rain punctuated by thunder and lightning onto the evening rush hour.
More is expected for today.
The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that a tropical wave passed over the country and that the approach of the intertropical zone of convergence has caused atmospheric instability.
The weather institute also said that the Pacific coast, the northern zone and parts of the Caribbean also experienced storms.