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Schools close early, fireworks canceled amid wind, heat

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 20:55:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Extreme wind and heat is causing a school district along the San Diego coast to close early Friday.

The Coronado Unified School District announced Thursday that the district will be on a minimum day Friday as heat reaches into the 90s.

A minimum day means that all schools will begin at their regular times, but end the day at 12:30 p.m.

Friday will mark the second day the district will let out early as heat scorches the region.

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The Sweetwater Union High School District also announced Thursday that the City of Chula Vista canceled fireworks shows at homecoming games amid the dry weather.

“Attention #SUHSD communities @ CPH, HTH, ORH & MOH. The City of CV & SD have cancelled permits for fireworks displays for this Friday’s Homecoming games. We are aware fireworks are a time-tradition, however due to concerns of severe dry weather, we have been advised against them,” the district said in a tweet.

The cancellations and closures also come as more than 7,000 people throughout the county are without power due to planned outages.

Click here for an updated list of outages from SDG&E.

A red flag warning that began early Thursday morning for a large swath of San Diego County continues through Friday at 5 p.m.