Excessive Heat and Red Flag Warnings For San Diego County, Some Schools Close Early

October 23, 2017

Dozens of schools across San Diego County will send students home early on Tuesday because of high temperatures.  Here's a list from the San Diego Unified School District.

With the area under excessive heat and Red Flag alerts this week, students at some schools were sent home early on Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued Excessive Heat Warnings for portions of San Diego County, along with Red Flag warnings for extreme fire danger in the most wind-prone areas of the county.

From the National Weather Service forecast...

Santa Ana winds and strong high pressure aloft will bring hot weather through Wednesday. Today and Tuesday will be the hottest days with highs above 100 degrees for western valley and inland coastal areas. Santa Ana wind gusts will impact the mountains, valleys and most of Orange County with strongest and most widespread winds tonight and Tuesday.

Winds will become more localized and not as strong for Tuesday night into Wednesday. Very low daytime humidity will continue into Wednesday with poorest overnight recovery near the coastal foothills. Weaker winds are expected for Thursday and Friday with slow cooling spreading inland and with a gradual recovery of humidity.

You'll find complete forecast information here.