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Rain is coming to save us (temporarily) from this record-breaking heat wave

Written by
Seth Kelley

Sure, your friends on the East Coast probably haven't shut up about how California's recent heat wave is nothing compared to the fierce and freezing winter weather they've had to face. But who said it's a competition? Besides, this warm trend in California is worth talking about—especially since it's far from the rainy February we expected El Niño to bring. So while we're enduring the wacky, record-breaking winter heat streak, one question is on our hearts and minds: When will it end?

Recent predictions from the National Weather Service say that rain could hit LA on Wednesday night and continue through Thursday afternoon. Another high pressure system will most likely bring temperatures back up into the 80s (and maybe even 90s) over the weekend and into next week, but for a few days we'll be looking forward to the perfect weather that brought most of us to Southern California in the first place.

Though the heat wave doesn't compare to the triple digits from this past fall, LA has been watching the temperatures climb to record-breaking levels for this time of year. On February 8, the heat climbed to 89 degrees at LAX. The next day, Westwood topped out at 90 degrees. Today is also eyeing to break previous temperature records, so be safe and look for fun ways to keep cool, including our favorite ways to beat the heat: eat a delicious frozen treat, take a trip to the beach (but make sure to use sunscreen) or get more creative and go ice skating. Let us know how you're fighting to keep cool by tagging us on social media and using #LAgram.

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