If you are planning on going out today and through the weekend, don’t forget the umbrella. A tropical wave will cause an increase in rainfall.

The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) – national weather service – is forecastin an significant increase in rainfall today due to a tropical wave that is affecting all of Central America and some parts north.

Meteorologist Gabriela Chinchilla said that this phenomenon will also cause an increase in wind intensity.

According to Chinchilla, the phenomenon could continue into weekend and even into monday.

Authorities are advising people to be on the alert against possible emergencies caused by the rain and strong winds.