The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the Los Angeles County coast through the downtown area Friday. The warning is in effect fro 8 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m Saturday.
According to the National Weather service, winds are expected to peak Friday night and into Saturday morning. The warning indicates that wind gusts may reach 60-70 miles per hour in the mountains and 45-55 miles per hour along the coast and in the valleys.
The alert was issued due to dry conditions and the projected Santa Ana winds, which also means there is a higher risk for rapid fire spread, according to the National Weather Service.