LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Southern California is experiencing record-breaking high temperatures, with some areas also getting powerful winds that could be dangerous, meteorologists said.
Santa Barbara, San Diego and Los Angeles counties all had record highs for this time of the year Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
At Santa Barbara Airport, the high was 85 degrees, breaking a record of 82 set in 1947.
Other areas also were in the 80s.
Winds between 60 mph to 70 mph were expected Friday in the Santa Ana area, the Times reported.
The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning for Ventura and Los Angeles counties, signifying potential brush-fire conditions.
In the eastern part of the country, heavy rains Friday were expected to delay travel from New England to Florida, Accuweather reported.
The heaviest rain was expected between Raleigh, N.C., and New York City.