LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Burning, hot rays of sunshine that have been plaguing Southern Californians for the past several days could be replaced this week with rain.

A low-pressure system has been moving toward California’s southwestern coast from west of Baja California, “bringing a possibility of showers and thunderstorms to much of the area” Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Scattered showers and thunderstorms are most likely in inland Los Angeles County, and the mountains and valleys in Riverside County.

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Rain could break out as early as Wednesday afternoon.

NWS forecasters set the chance of precipitation at 20 percent Wednesday. Temperatures, meanwhile, will remain relatively high — generally the high 80s and low 90s.

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