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Rain, Snow Headed For California After Days Of Record Heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Oregon cold front is bringing a soggy end to a brief heat wave that had delighted Californians flocking outdoors.

After three days of record-breaking heat, a new system brings a quarter-inch to a half-inch of rain to most parts of the region Wednesday and Thursday.

The system is expected to drop between 1 and 2 feet of new snow in California's highest peaks, the National Weather Service said.

Beaches in Southern California were crowded after the holiday weekend saw record-breaking heat from Los Angeles to San Diego. The high in downtown Los Angeles hit 90 degrees on Tuesday, breaking the old record of 88 for the day that was set in 1977, according to the weather service. San Diego's high of 89 was 8 degrees above the 1981 record. The airport in San Francisco recorded 72, beating a 2007 high.

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